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Sammy Lizotte

Terrigal High School

Artwork title
Rhianna etc
HSC year
2008
ARTEXPRESS year
2009
Expressive form
Photography
Artist’s statement

My work explores isolation and dislocation by removing children from stereotypical family environments of love, warmth and comfort. Juxtaposition creates a visual narrative where the children are blank and lost in a daydream. Eerie, stark landscapes and interiors create a sense of nostalgia and lead the audience to question why the child is there and alone. The children are awkward, distant and unengaged, yet beautiful and fascinating creating a metaphor which links to childhood.