Sammy Paloma is an artist & witch living in Bristol, UK. She paints, hand pokes tattoos, and writes poetry. Her work is into listening to faeries, how divination disturbs linear time, grief rituals and necromancy.
In 1995, aged 11, Sammy bought her first album on CD, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers 'One Hot Minute', at a record shop in Penzance. She listened to it once, and the next day exchanged it for a copy of 'Live Through This' by Hole. It was in this moment she knew she was trans.
Her book length poem about Bigfoot, There’s Always Things Falling Out The Sky, a collaboration with Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould, was published last year with Pink Sands Studio. Some of the work she’s most proud of is ink on bodies, but a few other places it has been published, shown or performed over the years are Art Licks Magazine (2022), Folklore For Resistance Zine (2022), Herstory Festival, Exeter (2022), Mayfest, Bristol (2022), Caraboo Projects, Bristol (2021), Cambridge Literary Review (2021), Modern Queers (2021), Radmin Festival, Bristol (2019), Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire (2019), Outpost, Norwich (2018), Hauser & Wirth, Somerset (2017), Res., London (2016), Five Years, London (2015). From 2014 her and Tom Prater co-edited the artist-led journal, Doggerland.