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ARTIST BILLBOARD: Stephen Williams
3rd January 2022 | by James Shea

Artist Billboard presents commissions by diverse international artists on an outdoor billboard-like hoarding at The SPACE, St John’s Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

The works can be viewed from pavement and street level from summer 2021 to summer 2022.

Artist Billboard’s fifth commission (December 2021-February 2022) is:

decoy by Stephen Williams


The Serendipity of Thought and Memory

With text and image we understand that a bilateral language is being used. Sometimes obfuscating, sometimes clarifying but essentially it reveals a history of association and thought.

Stephen Williams looks at things speculatively. He is reminded of stories and dialogues, some of them considered and some not yet realised : it is a position that requires gentle negotiation through thinking that can be relatively obscure or on the edge of recognition.

This purposefully meandering process can crystalise into a realisation that requires action and a form of completion – decoy – is just such an example.

decoy :
lure, bait, redherring, enticement, inducement, temptation, attraction, allurement, draw, carrot, ensnarement, entrapment, snare, trap, pitfall, ambush

Billboard Image: Daimler-Benz AG 1959 : L322 short-nosed truck – Falaise, France

Billboard Image : © Stephen Williams 2021                         www.slwilliams-art.co.uk

Visit our Projects section to view other Artist Billboard commissions.

Artist Billboard has been realised with financial support from Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Charitable Trust.