Zitha (1972) was born in Bushbuckridge and matriculated in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, in 1993. He has been working at Dionysus Sculpture Studio & Foundry since 2011 and has committed himself to the discipline of stone carving where he holds the position of team leader.

Simon Zitha wishes to communicate and give voice to those who are not able to speak for themselves and perhaps might be overlooked. In the large-scale bronze tableaux, ‘Sunrise and Bova’, he gives recognition to the relationship between a canine and feline, in a momentary tense yet playful dance. Simon often works in stone and bronze