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    Veronica Mar

    Veronica Mar

    1. Where were you born and where are you from ?

    I was born in Granada, Spain, the 15th of August, in 1979. I Lived in Barcelona until I was 9 and then moved to Madrid. 

    2. What is your first memory connected to the art world ?

    I painted with oils since I was 9, but my mum told me I drew a huge sun on the wall when I was 3 :). I was born an artist. 

    3. Have you always worked in the art/design field ?

    In 2007 I decided to create functional art inspired by nature. I decided to present my work in an international competition and it was selected to be produced by a very important outdoor furniture brand. In 2014 I needed to express myself in other ways, and I began to create sculptures shaping my inner world. I love to create unique pieces of design, sculptures, paintings, jewellery, fashion…etc.

    4. What led you to the design creation ?

    The journey to this specific career path was very organic and intuitive, driven by my constant curiosity to transform space on various levels. My inaugural creation, MARE, meaning ‘SEA’ in Latin, took shape in 2007. I find joy in witnessing a beautiful sunset and gazing at the infinite horizon. I feel a sense of completeness both by the sea and in the presence of trees, inhaling the scent of rain-soaked earth. The immensity, grandeur, and beauty of nature prompt me to contemplate the profundity of life, a sentiment that resonates in my work. An inner force has always guided me to continually create and imagine.

    5. How would you describe your creative process and it influences ?

    Nature has always been my endless source of inspiration. But in the last 13 years, I have delved into the intricate world of energy healing, producing works that reflect a multi-faceted reality and the soulful core of mankind. My creative journey aims to bring harmony through volume, shape, and space, with a focus on emptiness rather than mere solidity – a concept inspired by Brancusi’s exploration of life’s essence. Infusing organic lines and forms, I blend classical and cutting-edge materials such as steel, brass, aluminum, and acrylic stone to sculpt intimate pieces both indoors and outdoors.

    6. Could you describe a typical day of your work ?

    Every day is different, but I normally get up at 6:30 A.M., do some exercise, and start working at 9 am on the computer replying emails, etc. Then, I usually go to the workshop where I produce my pieces in Madrid. I work in collaboration with the best artisans on each material and I love to see how the pieces are progressing. In the afternoons I either meet some friends, go to an event or I continue coordinating my work. 

    7. Why did you choose the specific materials you work with ?

    I love natural materials. They talk about life in all aspects, about the passage of time, and their energy is very high. Each piece needs to be created in a specific material, depending on the size or what I want to express through them. The Ginkgo collection is made of cast ductile brass, and the Ula sculpture bench is made of marble. For example, the Soul Sculpture bench is created in wood, brass, cor-ten steel, marble, and acrylic stone. In this case, materials change, but beauty doesn’t.

    8. What are the technical particularities of your creations ?

    I work with many different materials, and the techniques vary depending on the piece I want to create. The expert artisans I work with are my hands. They carry out my vision for each piece.

    9. What advices could you give to beginning artists who would like to create sculptural design works ?

    Follow your heart, not your mind, no matter how difficult it is to pursue your dreams.

    10. If your works had to belong to a design movement, in which one would you define it ?

    I would consider my work to be minimalist and abstract. I am in constant search of simplicity. All my designs are inspired by the essential lines of nature. 

    11. What designers and artists have influenced you ?

    Hilma af Klint, Verner Panton, the Eames, Gaudí, Alberto Campo Baeza, Zaha Hadid, Leonardo da Vinci and many more.

    12. What contemporary designers do you appreciate ?

    Campo Baeza, Marcio Kogan, Vasco Vieira.

    13. What contemporary artists (in any kind of art) have you been inspired by ?

    Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Anthony Gormley, Olafur Eliasson.

    14. If you had to summarize your creations in one word or sentence, what would it be ?

    Harmony and balance

    15. Is there anything you would like to add?

    In my work, I am applying the knowledge I have acquired over the past few years in geobiology, space harmonization, Feng Shui, and sacred geometry, in order to balance and elevate the vibrational quality of each space where my sculptures and designs will be placed.

    Proust Questionnaire with very short answers (one or a few words) :
    (The Proust Questionnaire is a set of questions answered by the French writer Marcel Proust. Other historical figures who have answered confession albums are Oscar Wilde, Karl Marx, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Cézanne…)

    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

    Spending time with my friends and family

    2. What is your greatest fear?

    Die young

    3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

    Impatient

    4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

    Dishonesty

    5. Which living person do you most admire?

    My parents

    6. What is your greatest extravagance?

    Books

    7. What is your current state of mind?

    Calm

    8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

    Self-discipline

    9. What is the quality you most like in a man ?

    Honesty

    10. What is the quality you most like in a woman ?

    Honesty

    11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

    Harmony and balance

    12. Which talent would you most like to have?

    Play the guitar and piano

    13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

    Be more flexible

    14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

    Knowing myself

    15. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

    A Dolphin

    16. Where would you most like to live?

    In front of a beautiful, calm sea.

    17. What is your most treasured possession?

    My phone

    18. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

    The corruption and control of governments and world leaders.

    19. What is your favorite occupation?

    Creating

    20. What is your most marked characteristic?

    Authenticity, Calmness

    21. What do you most value in your friends?

    Interesting conversations and laughs

    22. Who are your favorite writers?

    Erich Fromm, Joe Dispenza, Robert Edward Grant

    23. Who is your hero of fiction?

    Kermit the frog

    24. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

    Leonardo da Vinci

    25. Who are your heroes in real life?

    Blind people and caregivers

    26. What are your favorite names?

    Alma and Ra

    27. What is it that you most dislike?

    Fast food

    28. What is your greatest regret?

    Working too much

    29. How would you like to die?

    Happy and proud of myself

    30. What is your motto?

    Live the now with my heart open

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