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Contents of the Zero Sum Art Project Studio

Art is a form of alchemy, taking base materials and turning them into something precious.

What follows is a list of all of the materials that have been purchased with the proceeds of the sales of the Zero Sum Artwork. This list excludes expenses like auction fees, paypal fees, postage, and the like. This is all the "stuff" that is piling up in the Zero Sum Art Studio, including the few found objects that started the whole business going.

November 14, 2006
Here are the initial found materials that made up the Zero Sum Studio, which were used for the artwork and shipping for Zero Sum #1 and #2. This is the primordial art supply soup from which the Project evolved:

- a cardboard box from Fed Ex Express (from something sent by the cell phone company)
- four sheets of cardstock (packing material from some baby-related item)
- a pad of blue-tinted paper given to me by the Anti-Defamation League in some fundraising junkmail
- a Boston Museum of Fine Arts greeting card
- a sheet of Ziggy Christmas labels, also sent in junkmail
- a "Heart of Georgia Technical Institute" pencil
- a "Renaissance Hotels" ballpoint pen
- a bright yellow envelope left-over from a greeting card.
- an envelope from a stationary set given to me in Milledgeville, GA

November 29, 2006
- one 4B Faber Castell pencil
- one "Tuff Stuff" eraser
- two sheets of BFK Rives Heavyweight Cream paper
- two sheets of glassine
- one piece of 2-ply chipboard.

December 4, 2006
- one toy airplane
- twelve 10" x 13" envelopes
- one roll of clear shipping tape
- one roll of Scotch Tape

December 13, 2006
- one tube of Titanium White acrylic paint
- one tube of Ivory Black acrylic paint
- one tube of Cadmium Red acrylic paint
- one tube of Ultramarine Blue acrylic paint
- oneWhite Nylon Bright #8 brush
- one White Nylon Round #6 brush
- two General's 6B charcoal pencils
- one 22" x 30" sheet of BFK Rives White paper
- one small bottle of Sobo white glue.

December 21, 2006
- one small model airplane
- one 16 oz jar of acrylic matte medium
- one roll of artist's tape
- one white nylon bright #12 brush
- one 2 oz tube of Pthalo Green acrylic paint
- one 2 oz tube of Cobalt Blue acrylic paint
- one 2 oz tube of Burnt Sienna acrylic paint
- one 2 oz tube of Cadmium Yellow acrylic paint
- one 2 oz tube of Burnt Umber acrylic paint
- six sheets of BFK Rives white paper.

December 29, 2006
- one set of number and one set of letter stencils
- one 6" brayer
- one tube of oil base block printing ink
- one linocut cutter with gouges
- one baren
- one 24" x 36" sheet of linoleum.

January 23, 2007
- 2 Taxidermied Quail

January 25, 2007
- 9 Dirigible Postcards

January 31, 2007
- Photographers Formulary/Cyanotype Kit
This was sent to Texas, in anticipation of hiring a talented photographer to provide his expertise on some future ZSAP pieces

February 4, 2007
- lot of postage due stamps
- lot of airmail stamps

February 15, 2007
- paper and brushes for cyanotype
- 2 small brown photo jugs
see January 31 footnote

February 20, 2007
- wooden art "mannequin"
- model rocket

February 22, 2007
- taxidermied monkey skull