Next time you find yourself walking Trongate next to the Tron Theatre, take a look up at an alcove on the outside of the building.

Well, only if you dare - for something positively evil lurks there.

Cherubs are supposed to be angelic, representing innocent little children singing the praises of God.

Not this guy, he has a distinctly menacing and impish look about him.

According to the website of the Merchant City Public Art Trail "the cherub steps confidently forward from an already existing ornate niche in the screen wall, as if about to fly or jump into the bustle below".

Perhaps an alternative theory would be that the creature is raising his hand as if to cast an evil spell on the unfortunate souls passing beneath him.

Whatever your take on the Tron Theatre cherub, there is no doubt he commands an imposing presence.

He is a recent addition to the city, having been built by sculptor Kenny Hunter in 1998 when the theatre was refurbished.

Hunter has completed a number of public artworks in Glasgow, including the Citizen Firefighter outside Central Station and The Calf in Dennistoun.

Cherub statues and carvings have long been associated with theatres and churches and the Tron Theatre example is one of a pair.

Not a pair of cherubs - but a cherub and a skull.

The skull sits in another alcove at the back of the building in Parnie Street. As a pair they are said to represent birth and death, possibly the rebirth of the theatre itself when it was being renovated.

No matter how you feel about this little fellow, he brings a certain presence to that corner of the Merchant City - just watch how you go.