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AP Artist Spotlight: Jack Harley '24
Meghan Podimsky

This year, Delbarton has twelve artists in the Class of 2024 who displayed their full Sustained Investigations at the annual AP Art Exhibit in the FAC.

Meet our next student artist, Jack Harley '24:

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"I began liking art when I was in elementary school," he started in his Artist Statement. "At that time, art wasn’t as challenging and was simply just a fun activity. But, as I grew up and applied to Delbarton, I knew I wanted to be a part of their great art program. On my student ambassador tour, we walked through the FAC, and after seeing all the guys' work, I knew I wanted to keep pursuing art as part of my high school experience."

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Using light, shadow, color, and texture, Harley captured the essence of Patriot's Path as the main focus of his Sustained Investigation. "In AP Art, I started by creating etchings based on my photos of the path, in most prints using one or two inks," he said. As he got deeper into his investigation, Harley began using watercolor pencils to add more details to bring each piece to life.

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"I always try to leave some mystery behind the work that alludes to the unknown from different aspects including shadow and lighting. Sometimes I have gone off the path to portray how water, logs, and stones can lead you through the trail. I have learned that deviating off the path isn’t always the worst thing and can lead to further exploration."

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We salute Jack and his fellow AP Art artists for their exceptional achievements in the arts at Delbarton this year!