The Zymoglyphic Museum is the last remaining outpost of the once-thriving Zymoglyphic culture. Emigrating from its native mist-shrouded archipelago, it settled on a driveway at the end of a suburban cul-de-sac, in San Mateo, California, surrounded by a sea of mid-century tract housing, welcoming visitors (on occasion) for a decade and a half. It is currently in the process of extracting its roots for a relocation to Portland, Oregon, where a temporary annex is being constructed. Contact the museum to be put on the mailing list for any news concerning the Portland annex! Or you may peruse this Web site for a virtual tour.
What is it? A self-museum, a cabinet of curiosities, no, make that fishtanks of curiosities, with lots of little eyes secretly staring at you, and organic matter arranged into beings with souls.
The world's finest collection of artistic detritus
Today I discovered I'm a zymoglyphile...I'm chuffed pink to have found the proper name for my condition
An imaginary guestbook, hosting writers from Shakespeare to Pynchon "It seems to be some very extensive museum, a place of many levels, and new wings that generate like living tissue-though if it all does grow toward some end shape, those who are here inside can't see it."
"Objective: Integrate diverse elements from a wide variety of media into a conceptually unified syncretic framework..."
Disclaimers and legal amusements
This site and all photographs copyright 2000-2014 by Jim Stewart, except where otherwise credited
Some portions may or may not be works of fiction and should not be used for factual reference without independent research
Any exposure or depiction of human genitalia, pudenda, or secondary sexual characteristics is for educational, artistic, or entertainment purposes only, with no prurient intent, expressed or implied. While such depictions do exist on this web site, viewers are further cautioned that they are rare and may be difficult to find.
No animals were harmed or killed in the making of the exhibits except for some ants and some pesky little beetles that were caught trying to dismantle portions of the exhibits they deemed edible.
The term "Zymoglyphic" is a trademark of The Zymoglyphic Museum, its subsidiaries, heirs, and assigns, and may only be used when referring to the Museum or to the Region it claims to represent. "zymoglyphic" (all lower case) may be used as an adjective to describe any person, place, thing, or idea related to the themes of the Museum, although Museum management claims final moral if not legal authority to determine what is and is not truly "zymoglyphic."
Links to books and DVDs in the museum shop are provided in association with Amazon