Simon is a landscape architect with a long-standing fascination with wetlands and waterways and their sights, sounds, smells, and – especially – their biota. Often obscured, lost, or otherwise not visible, Simon explores his personal relationship with these waters through a series of cartographic explorations that collage maps and memories.
The diviner’s dérive
The diviner’s dérive offers a very personal cartographic exploration of my relationship with water and wetlands, over time and place. This collage compresses geographical fragments, text, photographic images and a variety of colours, shapes and textures as a map of lived spatial experience. Close inspection will reveal a myriad of different componentry that illustrate connections between self and water in a variety of forms including the ocean, harbours, rivers, lakes and swamps as well as depictions of several key water-dependent flora and fauna.
A fragment showing detail