Flumes Volume 2: Issue 1, Summer 2017 - Page 125

Sarah Vanevenhoven

“Everything is art.” This statement allows me to create my works and capture beautiful moment in time. Photography has shown me that anything in today’s world can be interesting and amazing, depending on how one looks at it. I try and portray this through my work. Some of my photographs have an underlying and deeper meaning to them, while other parts of my collection are very simple to see.

The pieces I create are made to develop an interest and to tell stories. The narration of each story is told through my images, not words. In this way, my photographs can have a slightly different meaning within the viewer. The viewer can be more connected to the photo and relate it to a point in his/her own life.

My goal as an artist is to bring some form of emotion to the viewer. This can vary depending on the specific piece one is looking at. Throughout my life, I have always enjoyed pieces of art that make me feel something. The artwork that impacts me in someway or that hits close to home is always more memorable.

Art is something that has always been and always will be a huge part of my life. I would like to make a career out of it, and have it impact everyone in one way or another. I also want to show them that art is everywhere in the world, and that everything can be Art.

Zu Vincent

Zu Vincent holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is author of the award winning novel The Lucky Place, and many other titles including a long running series of short stories in The News & Review. She created the poems “Crosswalk” and “Pear” as a way to reflect on and honor the mood of those moments that cause us pause, and however fleeting, can change us forever.

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