AboutA sculptor who works predominantly in metals, Michael Lyons reveals an essential sense of place in his sculpture which comes through his travels and his visual and emotional response to his surroundings
His subject matter also includes mythological themes, the influence of works of art from ancient cultures, landscape and the forces of nature. The sculptures are largely abstract renditions of these themes, developed through drawing, which he considers essential in advancing concepts in his work.
Some pieces are painted or patinated whilst others show steel or bronze in its natural form. Interestingly Lyons also writes poetry that may be seen as a creative entity but which, like photography, also contributes to developing his sculpture.