Art Opening of Netroots Nation/Texas Kaos After Party & Art Exhibit

Netroots Nation/Texas Kaos After Party & Art Exhibit

What a great show!  My large piece “What Have We Become?” was prominently featured on the main wall and was a big hit with the Netroots Nation folks.  One guy even gave me a huge hug when he found I was the artist of that piece.

I had my 5 paintings of nuclear bombs in this show, along with the piece mentioned above and an image transfer/encaustic piece of “Chernobyl.”

There were 6 other artists in this show with great and varied work.   I thought I took more pictures than I actually did (that usually seems to be the case!).  As it turned out, we were enjoying the opening so much, the party lasted well past closing time.

Netroots Nation Art Exhibit Saturday, July 19th

texas_kaosBlogging from the Right Side of the Brain Art Exhibit

Texas Kaos Presents Netroots Nation After Party and Art Exhibit

Hosted by Bay6 Gallery and Studios

Saturday July 19th
7:00PM to 10:00PM
5305 Bolm Rd Bay6 Austin TX.

As the Netroots Nation conference winds to a close Saturday evening, we invite you to join us and Bloggers from across the nation at Bay6 Studios to ‘Kick Back and Kick it Up before We Kick ‘Em Out!’

Sponsored and hosted by Texas Kaos and Bay6 Gallery and located five minutes from the Austin Convention Center in East Austin, the event will feature music, food, drink and present a group art exhibition “Blogging from the Right Side of the Brain” featuring work by Texas artists Marilyn Fenn, Daphne Holland, Jack Howe, Darvin Jones, Mindy Kober, Sharon Kyle-Kuhn and Brooke Wilton.

For more information and direction see,

More New Work for War-Artists Respond Exhibit

"What Have We Become?" 9 Digital Prints with Encaustic on Masonite, with Chain Links 37" x 34" © 2007 Marilyn Fenn
“What Have We Become?” 9 Digital Prints with Encaustic on Masonite, with Chain Links 37″ x 34″ © 2007 Marilyn Fenn

I started this project about a year ago. My idea was to use iconic media images as image transfers encased in wax and tie a number of images together into a large piece. I wanted to pick some of the most recognizable images that I think almost anyone would know; images that said something about how we as a human race treat each other.

I did a couple of them last year to check out the possible process. Then I spent many hours searching mostly online for just the right images.

I came up with a composition that included way too many images at first, then eventually narrowed it down to the most interesting and iconic 25 images, but finally, I eliminated all but nine images for this piece.

I decided to manipulate them digitally to reduce them down even further to their iconic essence, and then I decided to print them as Gicleé prints. After mounting the prints on boards, I painted the whole surface with a single color of encaustic.

Finally, I linked all the images on boards together with chain links.

I got it all done and shot in time to apply to a local show about war — with a good 15 minutes to spare before the deadline!

This is the piece.