A couple of years ago Simo and Cat Tesla collaborated on a mixed-media body of work originating from their love of hiking and experimenting. They began looking at photos taken from various hikes and by combining archival pigment prints, acrylic, and resin on board, Series 13 was born. Over time, Simo began doing the painting part of the process. The series has now morphed into Simo's vision and his artwork alone, while Cat continues to focus on her own work. Simo is now venturing away from his photography and is experimenting with mixed media abstract painting.