Elevation V: Santa Maria Del Fiore, Firenze 2010 limestone, 60 X 13 X 37cm
Chapter House 2007 limestone, 10 X 10 X 12cm
Tivoli 2007 statuary marble, 40 X 35 X 46cm
Matthew Simmonds has done his graduation in art and architecture of the medieval period. He is trained as an architectural stone carver and has participated in the restoration of several important historic monuments in England like Westminster Abbey and Ely Cathedral.
The sculptures though mini is scale communicate the exact sense of space one experiences in these buildings. The light is beautifully captured to enhance the architectural features. Essentially stone, the material used does full justice in conveying the exact feel of the building. One truly feels like they are looking inside the building in terms of experience.