Today we’d like to introduce you to S.C. Mero.
S.C. Mero, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been making art in Downtown Los Angeles for about seven years. My street art installations are typically located in the neighborhoods around the Historic Core, Skid Row & the Art’s District.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The biggest challenge for me has been continuing to stay true to myself & the art I want to make. I think the best artwork is not motivated by money. Plain and simple. It takes a lot of sacrifice and trust in something beyond you to keep going. I’ve been blessed with some amazing opportunities, but they’ve only come as a result of me staying true to my visions.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
My street art installations are usually 3-dimensional sculptures located around the neighborhood. They tend to last anywhere from a few minutes to over a year. I frequently collaborate with other artists and neighbors on these installations, most notably “Wild Life.”
In the studio, I specialize in making mosaics out of the U.S. penny by transforming them with chemical patinas and altering them with power tools. The subject matter of all my work tends to focus on the change & transformation that occurs in both my community and the individual soul.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
It’s pretty much what has gotten me to where I am. I am eternally grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been given, but I also view luck as a reward for perseverance. It’s amazing how much you start to realize things are really out your control, but letting go and taking care of what you can control I think is the key.
As an artist, I control what I make and carry the responsibility of putting my work out there to the world. What happens after that is up to the universe, and I have full trust in it. I think it’s important not to have too many expectations and always get back to work no matter the outcome.
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