We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Lover and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
One of my favorite quotes is from Anaïs Nin, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” To me, this quote means to step out of patterns and relationships that may have hindered self and/or others. I believe this quote will resonate with many if not all —that you have to step out of your own way sometimes to find that place of desire and bliss you are yearning for. I’ve reached the threshold and I’ve taken the risk to surpass it. What I like most about this specific quote is that it came to me during my pregnancy with my beautiful son, Enzo. As my son blossomed in the womb and I, into a mother this quote gave me strength and courage to continue building in my creative career. I’ve found the perfect work/life balance as a single mother with a full time creative services management position while building my own post-production company VIVID HAUSE and also producing my first visual podcast The Deep Verse over the last year. It is a beautiful journey and I am just enjoying the ride.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is mostly inspired by feeling. I write what I feel — I build playlists and curate mood boards to my feelings, often. I always want for my art to feel real, deep and authentic. I pray my art inspires others as I prefer vulnerable and candid aesthetics present in my visuals. I am a creative services director for live production events currently. I’ve worked in multiple corporate agency offices and the biggest challenge is always a tight deadline or client revisions. Overcoming this is paying attention to detail, listening and gaining clarity. What I’ve learned most in the professional world is how important your relationships are. Whether you are working a 9-5 or an aspiring entrepreneur, your connections and relationships with other people is the most valuable. It really is true, it’s about who you know. What I’d like the world to know about me and my art is that it’s all real and it’s all me at my most vulnerable.
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?
If my best friend was visiting the area I’d definitely take them to hike the palisades and to malibu beach for fresh air because we love mother nature. I’ve found that the most fun and exciting spots are the lowkey joints you go to with the closest homies, where the location is undisclosed, the occupancy is low and the music is a vibe.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d first love to dedicate my shoutout to my son Enzo, he deserves the most credit — because of him I am inspired every single day to stay creative. Recognition in my story really goes to my family and their unconditional support, especially my mother and my father. I’d also like to thank all of my ex lovers because let’s be real none of my art would exist without you all. Thank you to all of my friends I’ve collaborated with in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles over the years to bring my visions to life.
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