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The building up layers of paint and collage. 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. It’s often the addition of cut up text that completes them. It can be a memory game; this piece of text would be perfect for this piece – now where did I see it?
But other times, trying variations and the images and text collide to create observations that are not expected.

This piece is more minimal than Simon’s usual densely decollages. It still retains his interest in the juxtaposition of text and image to create a playful, humorous and evocative work.