2nd - 14th November
Tuesday 1st September 12:00am
'Since living in Bristol, and having a studio in the center, I’ve become interested in the birdlife here, which mainly consists of pigeons and gulls, so these are the subjects of my recent paintings, created during the lockdown and owing much of their inspiration to the disorientating experience of using Zoom as a way of interacting, and of isolation in general. In a Zoom meeting you see yourself as one participant in a grid with everyone else, rather like a series of pigeon holes, or a dovecot.
I am primarily a print-maker, and the approach of making multiples is part of my process. It has been my intention to make a series - or maybe a flock - of birds with little variation, using mostly small pieces of found wood as the support. I have been lucky enough to watch both pigeons and herring gulls raise their young from my studio, with a pigeon nest only a few feet from my window, and young gulls standing dejectedly on the flat roof opposite, waiting for a parent to return with food.'
See more of Simons work here,