Simon has been a set designer for the last thirty years and has been creating spaces that hold or frame physical action throughout that period. His work as an artist continues this interest and focuses on people and their environment.
His most recent work is a combination of the formal and representative. Simple core-ten steel bases provide the habitat for symbolic figures. The figures are modelled in wax, cast from lead and are soft in comparison to their unyielding bases. The figures respond to their bases in some way, drooping over or straining away from them.
His figures are mute and without detail, they are intended to evoke both an emotional response and a series of questions in the observer. Is there a narrative? Are they trying to escape? Why do they look so alone?