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hey! i'm pua.

I was born in Las Vegas and raised in Maryland until I moved to American Samoa, where I’m currently living and working as an artist, photographer, and designer. I draw most of my inspiration from the lush island I’m blessed to call home, the beautiful people around me, and my rich Samoan culture.

 

Growing up so far from the islands, I wasn’t all that educated in my Samoan culture but as I’ve grown older I’ve realized the importance of reconnecting with my roots and embracing my heritage. Most of the cultural understanding that I have now was gained through immersing myself in the arts. Special shoutout to Reggie Meredith Fitiao and Su'a Wilson Fitiao who shared their knowledge and passion with me!

 

The main reason I made this site was so that I'd be able to create while paying it forward to those who need it, meaning 10% of every purchase always goes to deserving causes. I'm extremely blessed to be able to do what I love and to grow along the way. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my art with you and am equally grateful for YOU and your support! 


love + gratitude
-pua

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"...as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized the importance of reconnecting with my roots and embracing my heritage. Most of the cultural understanding that I have now was gained through immersing myself in the arts."
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