Artist Simon Hitchens has been chosen to create a 55 metre high landmark to Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth in Northumberland.
Simon graduated from art school in 1990, and has worked as an artist ever since. He has experience in large public commissions, such as The Space Between and Glorious Beauty. Simon also has work on show at North East sculpture park Cheeseburn.
Ascendant: The Elizabeth Landmark is Simon’s largest public commission to date.
When it comes to inspiration, Simon comes back to nature daily, through his work over the past thirty years; from sculptures created from boulders and granite, to Ascendant, which focuses on the topography of the area and the sculpture’s connection to Midsummer’s Day.