ABOUT ME

Hi, I’m Sam: the artist and maker and designer and sewer at the helm of my clothing & 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.

I was 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 then there's California: the place I've lived in the longest, and the place that'll always be part of my DNA.

I began my small business ‘Sam Juliana’ in the summer of 2018. The non-boring clothing and other artworks I create for my business are 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. 

The non-wearable artworks I make are their own worlds. I paint and draw and collage with paint, paper, and fabric, creating vastly unique, eye-catching works of art. 

More about me: I am a coffee addict. Long road trips (that include ocean dips), and traveling to other countries makes me very happy. Tea made from fresh herbs is a daily imperative. I am an advocate of reading the dictionary, daily meditation, and pie.