Simon Meiklejohn’s sculptures, often in steel, show bold gestural forms, delicate meticulous movements and poignant post-industrial forms, lamentations of man's impact on his world.
Simon’s technical background and competence as a maker are always evident, as works of obvious solidity are rendered almost weightless, and complicated topics distilled by simple reference.
My work takes me in numerous directions, driven by the aspects of my character. Predominantly I am a maker – what I make is dependent on my feelings, what is foremost in my mind. Being an artist means to try to communicate these things; sometimes this is a joyous whimsy, or the pure beauty of form, colour, gesture or movement. Other times, as now, the motive is to communicate my concerns, the big issues we face, environmental, political and social.