Old newsprint, then the building up layers of paint and collage. With areas painted out and bits ripped off. It echoes the editing process that would take place in a sketchbook, but the ideas are developing and decisions about composition are all taking place on the piece itself. Gradually pieces reach a conclusion and so they are removed from the process.
In Journey’s End, Simon was drawing inspiration from Cave Art paintings that would serve as maps, historical records and stories but also reflect man’s innate desire to paint and to create art.