Get to know Veronica Szalus, an artist who creates breathtaking installation art.
How did you discover the medium you currently work in?
I discovered installation art by following a deep interest in manipulating materials to create site-specific environmental pieces that explore the phenomenon of physical and metaphysical transition.
How do you define "artist"?
An artist is an individual who seeks creative outlets to explore and express his or her observations, influences, and ideas.
How did you discover the Gateway Arts District?
I discovered the Gateway Arts District while attending art events and receptions at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.
If you could give your younger self a piece of advice about being an artist, what would it be?
Give yourself time to find direction in your art while developing a thick skin layered with perseverance and tolerance.
What drives you?
Observing and interacting with new concepts, forms, and space layouts by artists and architects are major drivers for my work.
What is your greatest challenge as an artist?
As an artist my greatest challenge is finding a balance between making art, earning a living (cash flow), and marketing my work.
What are you working on right now?
I am continuously seeking to expand and develop my work through exploration of volume and scale, new forms, use of materials ranging from fragile to durable, and exploring the intersection of natural and man made materials. In addition, I am developing a parallel expression of my work with close up photography using my installations as subject matter.
3613 Oak Lane Mt Rainier, MD 20712