One of a limited edition of nine, this cast bronze sculpture forms part of a series entitled "Maze Predicament" which reflects Ayrton's interest in mythological and classical themes.
Also known for his paintings he was a novelist, broadcaster, art critic and historian, theatrical designer and film director.
The Senate of the University of Exeter confirmed the bestowal of an Honorary Degree on Michael Ayrton in December 1976, but he died before it could be conferred upon him. He is believed to have been the only person to have had an Honorary Degree awarded posthumously at Exeter.
Photograph: John Melville © University of Exeter