Year of experience
Often speared by the ecological crises, Simon Max Bannister’s sculptures herald with a knowledge that species and habitats are threatened by man’s insatiable fire. It is mostly in his work process where the poetry reveals itself, the splinters of invasive timber giving birth to the stunning indigenous birds, nests, and wings. As a sculptor, Simon has developed a personal technique of bronze casting to immortalize the species that have become so significant to him. His works hover around dissolution and form, naturalism and abstraction, emphasizing both beauty and fragility of the natural world. Aesthetically, his sculptures are imbued with images of symbolic animals, momentary reverie, industrial conflict, mythology, and movement towards a more complex, but optimistic future.