We had the good fortune of connecting with Scott Hove and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Scott, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is crucial to personal evolution, but it needs to be done in a way that is somewhat aligned with your experience. Risk takers are not looking to follow preexisting paths and rely on instinct. It’s liberating to be able to trust yourself and try something new. Along the way you learn the boundaries of what you are capable of and where you need improvement. Failure, while devastating, gets easier each time and creates a certain kind of mental fitness, and should never be considered the end of the path.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been creating very dramatic experiential art installations for over 15 years. Since all of the many side hustles were never truly satisfying creatively, I decided to leave everything behind in my Bay Area home to move to LA, where I believed I could make a career out of my art. The shock of leaving the familiar, followed by my first big failures, were eventually followed by my creative dreams being fully realized and financially self sustaining.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
To a visiting friend, I might recommend checking out the Angeles Crest highway, and maybe heading west on Mulholland towards Malibu, where you can beach lounge and get seafood from the Broad Street Oyster company. Then I would head back towards downtown and swing through Chinatown with its multitude of interesting restaurants and shops before visiting my gallery, Cakeland.la! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout to my partner, Jackie. She has allowed my business pursuits, crazy as they seem, to add to our partnership, and I try to offer the same to her.