Having studied for a degree in Fine Art Sculpture at the University of Canterbury New Zealand, Simon then spent seven years working as a theatre set designer both in N.Z and Australia.
His earlier works dealt with the subjects of landscape and the human condition within that landscape, often with a strong theatrical imagery.
He works with a wide range of materials including stone wood bronze glass and often works with various materials in combination.
His scale is constantly monumental but his work ranges in size from the hand held all the way up to 50 meters.
Working with a strong physical and direct material language Simon's sculpture often discusses the power and fragility of the physical and spiritual balance.
His work is fuelled by the landscape the cosmos and human endeavour.