One Giant Leap for Humankind II

  • 2022
  • Bronze
  • Edition of 12
  • 39cm High x 45 x15

Created in alignment with the Birmingham 2022 Festival, this Commonwealth Games sculpture features a T64 para sprinter. The piece was designed around sprinter Ben Pearson. The two and a half meter tall original version was installed on Birmingham New Streets Eastern Plaza on June 2022 and can still be seen at this location; it is, to the best of our knowledge, the only piece of public art celebrating physical difference to be currently on display within the UK. 

The title hints at humanities recent acceptance of difference. Through this piece Chandler explored his own relationship with his hidden disability and since its unveiling he has become an ambassador for EDS, the syndrome which impacts his health. 

This bronze replicates the larger prestigious piece capturing the historic moment and sharing the message.