Hello my name is Samson Huang (aka Sam), and thank you for visiting my site. I am an artist working in the Tampa Bay area. My story of following my love of art is one of perseverance and commitment.
My life was drastically altered at the age of 9 when my family immigrated from Taiwan to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 1970s. Thrusted into a new environment and being illiterate of the English language, I quickly developed my observational skills along with the skills of depicting images in order to cope with the shock of a new culture. As my English improved, New York City became my playground offering a vast diversity of people and culture. Every facet of my experience in NYC fascinated me which helped developed my strong affinity for the arts.
I dove into the arts in school where my artwork caught the attention of my teachers and won competitions and awards. Although my counselor encouraged me to apply to art schools, I chose to study science and engineering to ease the concerns of my working class immigrant parents. Pursuing a career as an artist in a struggling immigrant family was never an option. Nevertheless, I never abandoned my love for the arts. Throughout the stages of my life, I continued to draw, paint and create art. With patience, some planning and the invisible hand of life's unexpected twists and turns, I have been practicing art full-time for the last 6 years. Art is my life now. Creating great and interesting art, and sharing them with the world is the goal.
Exhibiting at the Tipsy Bookworm
Oct 15 through Nov 12, 2021
The human intellect have shifted our society into a Digital Information Era. We now have the capacity to send and receive information such as text messages, documents, pictures, and videos - instantaneously at anytime of the day and at any location.
Everyday, billions of electronic devices around the world connect and process information by way of data at the speed of light. It is estimated that the sum total of data held by all the big online storage and service companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook is at least 1,200 petabytes between them (1 petabyte = 1,000,000,000,000,000). And this figure excludes other massive servers in government, private industries and academia.
Despite the large amount of information zipping around us 24-7, our everyday lives are totally unaware of this field of information because it is “invisible,” and completely undetectable by our human senses. This triptych depicts this invisible realm of information with streams of jewel-colored data, information clouds, swarms of bits and bytes, groups of data packets, etc. - all dancing around us and through us. The central panel depicts everyday workers installing the infrastructure of cables and cellular towers for the flow of such data. The left and right panel represents everyday people digitally connected to the E-niverse in every aspect of our lives such as work, entertainment, education, politics, etc. All the information created by our human existence (whether good or bad information) is now literally accessible in the palm of our hands.