Hi, I’m Sam: the artist and maker and designer and sewer at the helm of my clothing and art business ‘Sam Juliana’.
I have always believed art to be it’s own ineffable language, independent from and unfastened to the human constraints of definition and resolutions in meaning. Art is a sovereign poetry. It is a freedom, allergic to attempts of explanation, and serves as my delightfully indefectible saving grace.
I have been painting, drawing, and writing long enough for it to feel intrinsic. Outside the world of poetry, paint, pencils, and markers, my art practice has evolved to include additional disciplines. Most notably, sewing and embroidery. And I’ve naturally come to find an extreme interest in creating within the intersections of these art forms.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan when the moon was 84% illuminated, and the sea level pressure was 30.8”, with a max wind speed of 21 MPH, I lived in a red barn in New Hampshire, and a yellow house in Maine. And now always with a clear view of the big, yellow sun, California is where I call home.
I began my small business ‘Sam Juliana’ in the summer of 2018. The non-boring clothing and other artworks I create for my business is a rallying against the eye-drooping dullness of visual boredom. I create original clothing with the belief that fashion is an art-form, not an afterthought. And because I do everything myself, antithetical to the common practice of outsourcing labor, my small business is proudly part of the slow-fashion movement, a rebellious and important statement against the harmful, and environmentally unsound practices of the mainstream fast-fashion industry.
More about me: I am a coffee addict. Long road trips and traveling to other countries makes me happy. Also, I like tea and lemon meringue pie :-)