Abstract Paintings & Mixed Media: Non- Zero-Sum series...on going...

"Non-Zero-Sum" is a unique visual journey of discovery and personal symbolism. The shape of a circle has many symbolic meanings and visual metaphors that stretch across many cultures. These circles span within a designed space with ghostly broken textures and depth as they form these metaphors and symbolizms differently for each viewer.

The title ‘Non-Zero-Sum’ refers to situations usually found within parameters of game theory and economic theory. A non-zero-sum “game” generally has no universally accepted solution. That is, there is no single optimal strategy that is preferable to all others, nor is there a predictable outcome, which closely parallels my painting process. A non-zero-sum conflict, as it were, has odds of both complementary and completely opposed motives, such as any abstract artist’s work and the art viewer. The engagement of circular design and simplistic overall composition brings a potentially beneficial relation to something that is abstract yet bent in metaphor and symbolism that could be grounded in a reality. Hence, a circle here symbolizes the totality or infinity of subjectivity lost or found within the abstraction.

Non-Zero-Sum Combustion

Non-Zero-Sum Combustion 36 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas Oct. 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Substructure

Non-Zero-Sum Substructure 30 x 60 inches Acrylic on Plywood Panel Sept. 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Trajectory

Non-Zero-Sum Trajectory 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Breach

Non-Zero-Sum Breach 30 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Replicator

Non-Zero-Sum Replicator 48 x 80 Inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Lost In Red

Non-Zero-Sum Lost In Red 22 x 28 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Alpha Red Once

Non-Zero-Sum Alpha Red Once 30 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum No.110

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.110 30 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Drift

Non-Zero-Sum Drift 30 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper May 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Encased

Non-Zero-Sum Encased 22 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper April 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Missing Matter

Non-Zero-Sum Missing Matter 22 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper April 2020

Non-Zero-Sum No.106

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.106 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum No.109

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.109 22 x 30 Inches Acrylic on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum No.104

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.104 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum No.105

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.105 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum No.108

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.108 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum No.107

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.107 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Imprint

Non-Zero-Sum Imprint 30 x 24 Inches Oil on Canvas May 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Terra Cotta

Non-Zero-Sum Terra Cotta 40 x 48 Inches Acrylic on Canvas March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Once

Non-Zero-Sum Once 60 x 46 Inches Acrylic on Canvas March 2020

Four Halfs and a Whole

Non-Zero-Sum Four Halfs and a Whole 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper Feb. 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Continued

Non-Zero-Sum Continued 30 x 22 Inches Acrylic on Paper February 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Static Six

Non-Zero-Sum Static Six 40 x 64 x 3 Inches Acrylic on Canvas February 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Thirds

Non-Zero-Sum Thirds 30 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

NZS 3 By 3

Non-Zero-Sum 3 by 3 17 x 22 Inches Acrylic on Paper February 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No. 103

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No. 103 30 x 22 Inches Oil on Paper March 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Finisher

Non-Zero-Sum Finisher 22 x 30 Inches Acrylic on Paper Februaury 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.102

Non-Zero-Sum Untitled No.102 22 x 30 Inches Oil on Paper Feb. 2020

Non-Zero-Sum Signal

Non-Zero-Sum Signal 48 x 48 Inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Absquatulate

Non-Zero-Sum Absquatulate 50 x 44 inches Acrylic on Canvas March 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Aurora

Non-Zero-Sum Aurora 46 x 46 Inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Exposed Device

Non-Zero-Sum Exposed Device 23 x 25 inches Mixed Media Acrylic, Paint Label, Paint Brush, Glue on Plywood

Non-Zero-Sum Weight

Non-Zero-Sum Weight 48 x 48 Inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Counterweight

Non-Zero-Sum Counterweight 48 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum: Weight Sequence in Wht

Non-Zero-Sum: Weight Sequence in White 48 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas Dec. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Hypostratum

Non-Zero-Sum Hypostratum 36 x 36 Inches Acrylic on Canvas Oct. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Multiplier

Non-Zero-Sum Multiplier 45 x 45 inches Mixed Media Acrylic, Red Clay, Paper Egg Cartons, Staples, Glue on Plywood Panel May 2019

Slightly Itemized Project No. 1

33 x 31 1/2 inches Mixed Media Acrylic, Matboard, Glue on Plywood Sept. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Thread Thin Strategy

Non-Zero-Sum Thread Thin Strategy 25 x 30 inches Acrylic on Primed & Unprimed Canvas and Linen, Wax, Thread. Mat Board Feb. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Search

Non-Zero-Sum Search 44 x 49 1/2 inches Acrylic on Canvas April 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Triad Factored Window

Non-Zero-Sum Triad Factored Window 18 x 46 inches Acrylic on Plywood on Plexiglass March 2019

NZS No.92

Non-Zero-Sum No. 92 29 1/2 x 41 1/2 Acrylic on Paper July 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Pulse

Non-Zero-Sum Pulse 15 x 44 Inches Acrylic on Canvas July 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Landing

Non-Zero-Sum Landing 30 x 30 inches Mixed Media Acrylic, Sand, Sandpaper, Twine, Tin on Douglas Fir Plywood

Non-Zero-Sum Segmentation

Non-Zero-Sum Segmentation 30 x 40 inches Acrylic on Canvas Jan. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Nexus

Non-Zero-Sum Nexus 36 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas Jan. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Chance 0.416

Non-Zero-Sum Chance 0.416 26 x 48 inches Acrylic on Masonite Board Jan. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum First Factor Window

Non-Zero-Sum First Factor Window 12 x 16 inches Acrylic on Plexiglass on Plywood Jan. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Double Inscription

Non-Zero-Sum Double Inscription 30 x 41 inches Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper March 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Obsidian

Non-Zero-Sum Obsidian 30 x 30 inches Acrylic and Metal Brackets on Latex Primed Plywood

Non-Zero-Sum Second Factor Window

Non-Zero-Sum Second Factor Window 12 x 32 inches Acrylic on Plexiglass on Plywood January 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Eraser II

Non-Zero-Sum Eraser II 72 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Broken Fraction

Non-Zero-Sum Broken Fraction 22 x 18 inches Acrylic on Plexiglass on Plywood Jan. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Dark Side of the Sun

Non-Zero-Sum Dark Side of the Sun 24 x 24 inches Acrylic on Canvas Dec. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Industry Two

Non-Zero-Sum Industry Two 24 x 26 x 4 inches Acrylic, Steel Blade, on Plywood Dec. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Mirror Universe

Non-Zero-Sum Mirror Universe 48 x 60 inches Acrylic on Panel Wood Jan. 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Lifeline

Non-Zero-Sum Lifeline 44 x 50 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Oct. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Perimeter

Non-Zero-Sum Perimeter 36 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Perimeter Inhibitor

Non-Zero-Sum Perimeter Inhibitor 50 x 44 inches Acrylic on Canvas March 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Industry One

Non-Zero-Sum Industry One 22 x 24 inches Acrylic, Steel Blade, on Plywood Dec. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Escape

Non-Zero-Sum Escape 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Dec. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Inlay

Non-Zero-Sum Inlay 30 x 30 inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Chance 2.57

Non-Zero-Sum Chance 2.57 36 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Zone Objective

Non-Zero-Sum Zone Objective 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Nov. 2018

NZS Clrd Pencil 11.25.18.Clr

Untitled Non-Zero-Sum Drawing 8 x 12 inches Colored Pencil on Pastel Paper Nov. 2018

NZS Clrd Pencil 12.9.18

Untitled Non-Zero-Sum Drawing 11 x 17 inches Colored Pencil on Pastel Paper Dec. 2018

NZS Clrd Pencil 12.10.18

Untitled Non-Zero-Sum Drawing 11 x 19 inches Colored Pencil on Pastel Paper Dec. 2018

NZS Clrd Pencil 11.26.18

Untitled Non-Zero-Sum Drawing 9 x 15 inches Colored Pencil on Pastel Paper Nov. 2018

NZS Clrd Pencil 11.25.18.W

Untitled Non-Zero-Sum Drawing 9 x 12 inches Colored Pencil on Pastel Paper Nov. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Center Link Variance

Non-Zero-Sum Center Link Variance 44 x 80 inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Small Radiant

Non-Zero-Sum Small Radiant 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Cyclotron Colorscape

Non-Zero-Sum Cyclotron Colorscape 36 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Crimson Cotangent

Non-Zero-Sum Crimson Cotangent 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Canvas Nov. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Cause and Effect

Non-Zero-Sum Cause and Effect 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Oct. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Triple False Pattern

Non-Zero-Sub Triple False Pattern 44 x 60 inches Acrylic on Canvas Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Ingress

Non-Zero-Sub Ingress 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Firmamentum

Non-Zero-Sum Firmamentum 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Factor of Three

Non-Zero-Sum Factor of Three 11 x 24 inches Acrylic on Canvas Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Dexterous

Non-Zero-Sum Dexterous 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Effloresce

Non-Zero-Sum Effloresce 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Tandem

Non-Zero-Sum Tandem 30 x 66 inches Acrylic on Canvas Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Fundamental Constant

Non-Zero-Sum Fundamental Constant 46 x 52 inches Acrylic on Canvas Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Dyad Deviation

Non-Zero-Sum Dyad Deviation 24 x 30 inches Acrylic on Latex Primed Plywood August 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Dyad Prime

Non-Zero-Sum Dyad Prime 25 1/2 x 35 inches Acrylic on Masonite August 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Fixed Intention

Non-Zero-Sum Fixed Intention 24 x 32 inches Acrylic on Latex Primed Plywood August 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Axiom

Non-Zero-Sum Axiom 30 x 24 inches Acrylic on Canvas July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Chance 1.33

Non-Zero-Sum Chance 1.33 24 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Three Means

Non-Zero-Sum Three Means 24 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Factor of Two

Non-Zero-Sum Factor of Two *SOLD 11 x 12 inches Acrylic on Canvas Sept. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Factor of One

Non-Zero-Sum Factor of One 12 x 11 inches Acrylic on Canvas Sept. 2018 *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sub Surface Tension

Non-Zero-Sub Surface Tension 60 x 60 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Fifth Power

Non-Zero-Sum Fifth Power 30 x 40 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Unbound

Non-Zero-Sum Unbound 22 x 30 inches Acrylic on Paper July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum One to One

Non-Zero-Sum One to One 22 x 30 inches Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Prism Effect

Non-Zero-Sum Prism Effect 22 x 26 inches Acrylic and Pastel on Paper July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Resilience

Non-Zero-Sum Resilience 22 x 30 inches Acrylic and Pastel on Paper June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Concentric Subtlety

Non-Zero-Sum Concentric Subtlety 62 x 80 inches Acrylic and Sand on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Center Link

Non-Zero-Sum Center Link 35 x 60 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Follow Through

Non-Zero-Sum Follow Through 24 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Dyad *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sum Dyad *SOLD* 30 x 50 x 3 inches Acrylic on Linen May 2018

Non-Zero-Sub Stealth Mode

Non-Zero-Sub Stealth Mode 36 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sub Lapse

Non-Zero-Sub Lapse 20 x 24 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Continuum

Non-Zero-Sum Continuum 48 x 66 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Point Five

Non-Zero-Sum Point Five 36 x 48 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Point Three

Non-Zero-Sum Point Three 36 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Point Four

Non-Zero-Sum Point Four 36 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Point Two

Non-Zero-Sum Point Two 36 x 60 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Glitch

Non-Zero-Sum Glitch 24 x 28 inches Acrylic on Latex Primed Plywood May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Inscription No.2

Non-Zero-Sum Inscription No.2 22 x 30 inches Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Inscription

Non-Zero-Sum Inscription 22 x 30 inches Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Triad

Non-Zero-Sum Triad 24 x 60 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum

Non-Zero-Sum 36 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Three to Three

Non-Zero-Sum Three to Three 22 x 30 inches Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Inscription No.3

Non-Zero-Sum Inscription No. 3 22 x 30 inches Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper July 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Response

Non-Zero-Sum Response 30 x 30 inches Acrylic on Canvas May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Queue

Non-Zero-Sum Queue 21 x 21 inches Acrylic on Linen May 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Mach II

Non-Zero-Sum Mach II 48 x 72 Inches Acrylic on Canvas Oct. 2019 *Commissioned Piece*

Non-Zero-Sum 58% Devoid

Non-Zero-Sum 58% Devoid 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Dec. 2018 *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sum Septenary Divide

Non-Zero-Sum Septenary Divide 36 x 72 inches Acrylic on Canvas Sept. 2018 *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sum Third Factor Window

Non-Zero-Sum Third Factor Window 12 x 22 inches Acrylic on Plexiglass on Plywood January 2019 *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sum Primary Contact

Non-Zero-Sum Primary Contact 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Dec. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Anomaly III

Non-Zero-Sum Anomaly III 34 x 54 inches Acrylic on Linen Aug. 2018 *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sum Center Stage

Non-Zero-Sum Center Stage *Commission* 24 x 28 inches Acrylic on Masonite Board 2019

Non-Zero-Sum Emanation

Non-Zero-Sum Emanation *SOLD 35 x 25 1/2 inches Acrylic on Masonite August 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Interdependent

Non-Zero-Sum Interdependent *SOLD 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Oct. 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Sanguinary Double Zero

Non-Zero-Sum Sanguinary Double Zero 30 x 30 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018 *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sum Eraser

Non-Zero-Sum Eraser *SOLD 48 x 36 inches Acrylic on Canvas June 2018

Non-Zero-Sum Exordium

Non-Zero-Sum Exordium 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Sept. 2018 *SOLD*

Non-Zero-Sum Cultivation

Non-Zero-Sum Cultivation 23 x 23 inches Acrylic on Canvas over Particalboard June 2018 *SOLD*

Statement from the artist:

 

"I use a variety of techniques and materials to create my artworks which are generally predetermined to start by incorporating shapes such as circles, loops, rectangles, and some elements of line application are compositionally positioned beforehand. Then with a specialized process of building up or breaking through multiple layers, leaving some things to guess and chance, I allow certain freedoms of the medium to emerge from this technique with an anticipated balance of control that is an unknown, yet, intentional factor of my process. The process of making the piece itself, will guide its own direction to those freedoms; freedoms of never ending expression set in a marvelous marriage of unknown trust factors that the medium possesses and the precision in which the shapes take place in the composition.

 A certain energy, form, function, and connection is created through both visual and emotional interaction of the piece while creating it, and when it feels right for the moment it completes itself before me.

 The optimal end result shows how chaos and order share that space and ultimately our world. How equal or unequal that encounter may be; is left to you, the viewer, to imagine."

 

Non-Zero-Sum Primary Contact

Non-Zero-Sum Primary Contact 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Birchwood Panel Dec. 2018