Michael Lyons: Unity of Opposites: Vortex
2001 | copper patinated and waxed | Crossrail Place Roof Garden (interior) | Art Map reference: C14
Unity of Opposites: Vortex is one of a number of works inspired by Michael Lyons’ visits to China, for whose culture he developed a deep affinity. Echoing the writings of Chinese philosophers, this sculpture has been described as embodying the tensions within modern society between materialistic cravings and spiritual needs.
This work and another sculpture, Shepherd of the Sun, were purchased following Lyons’ exhibition at Canary Wharf in 2014.