• digital render
  • architectural visualisation
  • crystallised horsetail fern
  • video still
  • computer visualisation of birdsong
tuned landscapes

A fascination with and empathy for how we reveal and understand ourselves through the ways in which we interact and manipulate our immediate environment lies at the core of Simon Ryder's practice. As the author Robert MacFarlane puts it: "landscape has long offered us keen ways of figuring ourselves to ourselves, strong means of shaping memories and giving form to thought.” Sidestepping categorisation, Simon's work draws upon a wide range of references from art, science, contemporary culture and ecology. Adaptive and resourceful with media and methodology, his open investigative approach weaves between disciplines, reworking existing narratives and creating new. His studio is always open and visible online here.