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Jack Tizzard

The Armidale School

Artwork title
The precipice
HSC year
2016
ARTEXPRESS year
2017
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

These children stand on the edge of a precipice. Caught forever in a state of stillness, they illustrate the space between the innocence of childhood and the experience of conflict. They exist as remnants of the past, of the conflicts and battles that have been, but also as emissaries for the future, of the possibilities of innocence and goodness. In their eyes there is potential, in their posture there is a story. In their uniforms there is the weight and responsibility of history, and its beautiful and awful outcomes.

Influencing artists:
Jill Greenberg
Chuck Close
Hans Holbein
Christopher Lovell
Bill Henson