Cross Sundial by Michael Verdon is a striking yellow steel structure measur-ing 1.2 x .9 x .9 meters.
A Cross Sundial (or cruciform or crucifix dial) is a dial in the form of a cross with the “front” surface of the cross parallel to the equatorial plane, and the top pointing south.
The cross sundial is a universal sundial and can be used anywhere in the world.
This semispherical work, originally commissioned in 1989 by Meath County Council, sat outside Trim Library for many years.
As Trim Library enters an exciting stage of redevelopment to facilitate a new library and community theatre, the Cross Sundial sculpture was relocated to a new home in Nobber mainstreet, where it received a warm welcome.
Born in 1951, Michael Verdon studied art at the National College of Arts and Design from 1970 to 1978, in the periods of 1973 to 1974, he also worked in the Dublin Art Foundry. He appeared in many group exhibitions and received many awards throughout his career.