Michael Lyons: Shepherd of the Sun
1994 | steel, painted | Crossrail Place Roof Garden (interior) | Art Map reference: 54
While creating Shepherd of the Sun Michael Lyons began to think of the good shepherd of Christianity, but the discs also seemed to have a planetary or solar reference, bringing a more primitive or pagan association.
Both notions are reflected in the title: Orion, the mythological hunter, is often referred to as The Shepherd and the constellation is associated with the sun-god. This work and Unity of Opposites: Vortex were purchased following Lyons’ exhibition at Canary Wharf in 2014.