Lyon has been commissioned by Art Curator Shaun Caton to produce an iconic large-scale image for the Olympic Hospital, Homerton Hope, in the London Borough of Hackney. The Hospital will also be holding an exhibition from June to September of Lyon’s 16 year visual exploration of the inspiration and diversity of the Paralympic Games. The work will be based on photographic works drawn from the previous four games in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
The Butterfly, Sydney, Australia – 2000
Multiple layers of the human spirit pervade all aspects of the Paralympic movement. Elite athletes from across the globe gather together to underline the abilities of those society often excludes and views as different. Our perceptions are broken, our spirits are lifted and we see that triumph is everywhere: from the blind long jumpers to the the wheelchair athletes, and from the multiple layers of support staff and officials to the unsung coaches and physios.The Paralympics are a pinnacle of human endeavour and sacrifice.