Monday, December 04, 2006

Toy Plane: Zero Sum Art #3

The most recent addition to the Zero Sum Art studio contents is this toy plane ($5.33). This will be the subject of Zero Sum Art #3, a pencil drawing on cream BFK Rives heavyweight paper.

The subject matter/imagery for the first two Zero Sum Art images was "found" - free, in a sense, to complement the found/free nature of the materials used. Now that the project is "in the black" and running a surplus, it seemed that the next image should be of something purchased, to complement the materials being used, and to help bring the balance back to our target of zero.

The plane is a model of something real. This project is a model of sorts. Both are absurd, and are instantly recognizable as simply tiny replicas of real world things or situations. And yet, we learn about the real world through models, full of inaccuracies and approximations.


At 6:57 PM, Blogger revrom said...

Is the pointing hand created from the Sum Zero art supplies or is it on loan from the Fiji Island Press?

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Marc Snyder said...

Ah, you caught me! That hand is definitely from the FIMP toolbox. We'll have to consider it on loan.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger revrom said...

So the $5.33 for the toy plane is from profit on Sum Zero Art #2?

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Marc Snyder said...

Yep! And tomorrow I'm heading out to the local office supply store for 10" x 13" envelopes, masking tape, and clear plastic tape. That should just about get me back to zero. And then I'll be able to calculate the opening bid for Zero Sum #3.


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