Nathan Lyons is known for his honest and often questioning depictions of America’s cultural landscape. Engaging with the field of critical visual thinking, the artist creates sequences of black-and-white pictures, which he often mounts as diptychs. For Lyons, the strategic juxtaposition of images alters the meaning of the images themselves and creates an open-ended space for dialogue. The artist perceives the world as a vast repertoire of signs awaiting to be decrypted, and envisions a society where the written word is no longer dominant and people are constantly surrounded by an image-driven environment. Incorporating signage, graffiti, and advertisements, Lyon's works explore the use of language in imagery, create visual puns, and assess the American scene.