Quick Phx: Meet the Artist

Arizona native, artist, and new mom Sarah Hurwitz brought her singularly imaginative style to this year's Quick PHX — and answered a few questions, too.

What made you want to be an artist?

I never have a great answer to this question! I decided to major in art without ever having taken an art class.

What's the coolest project you've worked on?

Probably a project for someone else where I get to contribute fun tidbits but don't feel too much emotional connection!

How does Phoenix inspire you?

Everything inspires me, but mostly the people around me.

Tell us about the legend of the

Great Canal Monster.

I grew up close to Encanto Park and would often fish and throw back the catfish that lived in the pond there. I was convinced this was the resting place of the great canal monster. A serpentine creature that cruised the canals around town and would sleep at night in the park.

What's your favorite place in Phoenix?

Sounds odd, but the airport. Sky Harbor is such a romantic name for an airport.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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