I find his [Symeon's] work fascinating as it is an exploration of the flatter and more stylized threads of iconography. Color is frank and contrasted like a puzzle; clothing is abstracted towards simple geometry. Symeon’s icons embrace a joyful play we find in ... the transparent innocence of a good folk icon. —Jonathan Pageau, Editor of the Orthodox Art Journal
The icons I make are the result of completing a formal apprenticeship in a Greek Orthodox monastery, as well as learning specific elements of the craft from modern iconographers in Europe and Canada. The vision of these icons is informed by a love of the culture that developed broadly in the West and a spiritual life of living and worshipping with my family in a Coptic Orthodox Church. While these icons are not part of the Greek, Slavic, American-Byzantine or Neo-Coptic traditions—having been blessed by so many rich and diverse experiences in my journey—all of these are part of the foundation that informs the heart of my work.