Simon’s work is first and foremost an expression of his love for the natural world.
As a child he spent as much time as he could in the woods near his home, exploring and drawing the things that lived within them, especially the animals and birds.
His work primarily stems from direct observation of the subject he is portraying. The stylistic and constructional considerations are secondary to portraying the subject as honestly as he can. This is not to say that he strives to make his work realistic in a literal sense, instead he seeks to capture and portray that sense of awareness that is present in all living things. These sculptures have some of the soul of the animal within it.