Twisting technology into hanging sculptures, Amy Brock recently began highlight the way information technology has intertwined itself into all aspects of our world. Her TechArt series examines how our culture is immersed in technology and focuses on two different themes: our technological world & the people who use it.
She moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 2010 and was inspired to create unique art based on her IT degree and Huntsville’s tech-city vibe. Layering computer text, literature, and comic books along with scrap IT parts, Amy uses the raw materials’ lines and shapes to create three-dimensional hanging contemporary art. Cool fact: each tech art piece does not have a “right” way to hang and can hang from any direction.
Amy enjoys working in several mediums simultaneously but is not solely a mixed media abstract artist. She uses a variety of techniques from dripping, flinging, to brush-beating the canvas to create abstract paintings. Amy is not limited by traditional techniques and thrives experimenting with methods to create new works. Like her personality, Amy relates her emotional journey in her work using bold colorful brushstrokes, gestural lines, and whimsical imagery to illustrate the movement and color of life.
Amy was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and uses her experience as a creative driving force in her artwork. Cancer sparked her desire to create art, to write, and to advocate for other cancer fighters and survivors. Beyond her fine art, Amy started a blog, TaTa Wars, and published a cancer self-help book, Being Cancer Happy. She is working on additional books to inspire and help cancer patients.
Amy Brock grew up surrounded by the scenic landscape of Signal Mountain, outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Amy traveled and lived in multiple cities across the United States and went on to graduate with two BS degrees in Organizational Management and Information Technology, as well as a Master in Public Health. In addition to her degrees, she completed years of art courses, almost completing a BFA in Drawing. Amy formed a business, happihare, to manage her fine art, writing, and cancer advocacy. happihare’s mission is to encourage happiness and create inspiration through written and visual works.
Awards & Exhibitions
- Light, Space, & Time Art’s All Women Exhibition, Special Recognition Award, ‘Teal Explosion’, Juniper, Florida, January 2018
- Light, Space, & Time Art’s 7th Annual Animal Exhibition, Special Recognition Award, ‘Hare’, Juniper, Florida, June 2017
- Fusion Art’s 2nd Annual Animal Kingdom Art Exhibition, ‘Block Elephant’, Palm Springs, California, May 2017
- ArtisTTable’s 25th Exhibition – Selfie, ‘Fighter’, ‘Finding Happy’, ‘Purple Kat’, ‘Captured’, Online Gallery, May 2017
- Lily Oncology on Canvas, Traveling Exhibition, ‘The Fighter’, 2014
- “Art-in-Transit” Competition for art on city buses, Finalist, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1999