Sam Lasseter was born and raised in Sonoma County, California and is currently residing in Portland,

Oregon.  He obtained a BFA in sculpture at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Lasseter has trained

and worked as a puppet builder; puppetry has been his passion since he was young, and now, as an artists,

it inspires his sculptural work.  Puppetry is unique in the dialogue it creates and the accessibility of the

medium.  Lasseter tries to reflect that in his work; through nostalgic subject matter and uplifting aesthetics

he wants his work to be accessible to anyone who views it.  The ultimate goal is to spread joy with art and

simply put a smile on the viewers face.