S. Tudyk

S. Tudyk

Old wooden billboards, standing up against nature and time, with grid faces, deteriorating surfaces, fading messages—these structures have held my attention for the last decade. Even in obscurity, they have the power to communicate, as we instinctively gaze upward for their statement. While I continue to study this form, I am dissecting its structure, studying all of its parts—the great flat plane held up by a complex pattern of lines, the language it broadcasts, and the surrounding environment.

My ideas for artwork jump between sketchbook and computer, and finish with paint or collage. I enjoy experimenting with new processes as I strive to achieve balance between loose and controlled brush strokes, rough textures and sharp edges, chaos and order. 

I grew up in Plano, TX, studied art and design in Savannah, GA, spent time in Chicago, IL, spent even longer in Portland, OR, and recently landed next to the ocean in beautiful Marblehead, MA, where the nearest billboards are miles away.