Terrier Tuesdays: Sam Weinberger (CFA’21)
In our new series “Terrier Tuesdays,” we’ll introduce you to students who are making an impact in, and out of, the classroom. Today, meet junior Sam Weinberger (CFA). It’s impossible to miss the talented artist, whose nickname is “Big Sam”—he stands nearly seven feet tall.
Growing up in rural New Hampshire, Weinberger developed an interest in music and art early on. When it came time to pick a college, he chose BU, he says, because he could pursue a fine arts degree while studying liberal arts. He also says that he feeds off of the energy of an urban environment. Since arriving on campus, he’s earned a reputation for his large-scale murals and vivid portraits of local sports legends, including Mookie Betts and Marcus Smart. Several news outlets, among them WBZ-TV, have done profiles on him.
He describes himself as a mural artist, street performer, designer, painter, and musician. And he loves taking his work to the streets, where he can interact with passersby and forge new relationships, both personal and professional.
Weinberger’s goal as an artist is “to inspire and challenge others through creativity and art. To make a difference.” He’s launched his own business, Big Sam’s Paints, which includes murals, portraits, prints, and graphic design.
He quotes another Sam, Walmart founder Sam Walton, when asked about his philosophy: “The greatest thing in life is doing what others say cannot be done.”
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