For his senior exhibition, Vo is sharing a venture near to his coronary heart. Section of the piece is a digitally manipulated online video on loop, displaying archival photographs of his grandfather in the Vietnam War. The other portion is a 24-by-36-inch e book loaded with his grandfather’s letters, handwritten in Vietnamese. Vo has woven numerous layers into his exhibition as he explores the psychological effect of letter composing by listening to and honoring his grandfather’s tale. Vo did not translate or edit his grandfather’s letters, so these internet pages are messy with phrases scratched out or erased, messages completed in times, months, and months at a time. “My grandfather outlined to me how in just composing letters, there is a large amount of sincerity and humanity in contrast to sending a text,” Vo states. He has been interviewing his grandfather—first and foremost to listen to his story and respect every little thing he has been by means of. Vo’s secondary objective is to let these stories shape the piece not only for the Bethel audience, but for his grandfather as perfectly, revealing how Vo has interpreted and portrayed their shared historical past. “The piece is unquestionably a individual piece where nothing is translated into English, almost everything is all Vietnamese,” claims Vo, who was born in Vietnam. “It’s all conventional, and it all feels like house.”

As Vo prepares to phase into the planet, diploma in hand, his significant photo aspiration is to do the job for a business like Nike that aligns with his beliefs and values as he will help layout footwear or apparel—combining digital layout with some thing bodily like merchandise design and style. On the other hand, Vo clarifies that he perceives goals and plans otherwise, and though he’ll go after his dream career, his aim is to hold building after graduation. “Wherever I am, no matter what I am doing, I think as long as I continue to keep my hands busy, and my brain wired into finding out and developing new ideas, then I think that is satisfying,” Vo claims. As Vo pursues a lifestyle satisfying to his character and artistic skills, he acknowledges his interest in traveling, especially as he displays on his review abroad chances at Bethel.