Museum as Muse

Artists and writers inspired by the museum and its collections
It is made of some deep thoughts, some random junk and some accumulated stuff...It is a place to meditate on life and death
A gallery of photographs of the museum by artist-in-residence Judith Hoffman, using a variety of photographic techniques
Photographs by Museum Visitors
Galleries of photographs taken by visitors during various open days at the museum's San Mateo and Portland locations
Video mini-documentary
Trailer for a proposed mini-documentary about the museum by Nick Boxwell
Two poems
Cabinet of Curiosity
by Robert Perry
You'll discover there are no secrets
in his Cabinet of Curiosity
His Zymoglyphic Museum
Where Evolution is Creation
Creation is Evolution
The result is always Poetry
Take a walk around the neighborhood
and try not to wake up
Or you'll miss the wonderful beauty
of the place
The university of dreams, your continuing 
education of this earthly cosmos
You arrive a guest and you leave
a member of the family
Whether you admit it or not.

Poems on the Spot
Book Arts Jam
October 16, 2011
from "Seven steps to a Tableau Vivant"
by Misbah Khokhar
We have labelled incorrectly these dead beings
at the Zymoglyphic Museum,
under your skin a panorama of living creatures
the soil under your painted toes
is fossicked
these strange currents that run within you
culminate in the fogginess of your gaze
we both know the controversy surrounding
mermaid collecting
we both know of leather-winged folk
who left city lights
to swim again through other jungles
such spectacles at night
moving in a breathless flight.

Heng Hua Wang

Conni Rizzuto

Pierre Uszynski

Pierre Uszynski
Members of Sketchcrawl Silicon Valley came by in March of 2012.
Found prose poem from a blog post about the museum
If I had the nose to live in the dust, the General would not be me who would then complain about the ecology and everything possible to speculate and involuntary, so this is my favorite aquarium. Only one club tent in the middle, no glattgeschliff'nes glass, brown algae covers in just outside. And then it would dawn and gush to the ceiling. -- Wonnegrausen [Google translation from German]
Alchemy-based collages by Lloyd Thomas, part one and part two.
Eclectic art from "she who sits in weeds" (Katherine Clemens)
The original inspiration for much of my work came from stumbling across the 'zymoglyphic museum'
"Decay", a digital painting by Natalie Askew
"Flotsam", art based on sea-worn rocks by Dan Payne
TaleJam #2 - Mysterious Object
The museum's "Rainbow Jewel from Another Planet" provides inspiration for a story writing project
A pocket museum
A fish diorama