As if the all wondrous oddities and creative chimeras in the area fell as rain upon the slopes of Mt. Tabor and pooled just to the north, you’ll find the Zymoglyphic Museum, a repository of cultural heritage of the Zymoglyphic Region. At this point, you might ask yourself what is the Zymolgyphic Region? I did. And the answers I found were, at best, unhelpful. But that’s what the museum is for after all, to shed light upon this shaded inquiry. Or to quote the Musuem’s website, Zymoglyphic means:
“1. Of, or pertaining to, images of fermentation, specifically the solid residue of creative fermentation on natural objects
2. The collection and arrangement of objects, primarily either natural or weathered by natural forces, for poetic effect”
Does that answer your questions? Nor did it answer mine.
The museum houses a collection of what might be described as a curious admixture of unlikely blends in artificialia and naturalia; an unorthodox fusion of the wonders of man and nature; a panoply of whimsy and capricious wonderment. A feast for the eyes and a flight for the mind.
Or, just go see it. And try to put it into words yourself. It’s not as easy as you’d think.
Principal Broker | OR & WA
As a licensed real estate broker, James Peterson is passionate about connecting clients with the home that fits their needs, lifestyle and personality.
James recognizes the uniqueness of the greater Portland market; its diverse neighborhoods, each with their own vibes and quirks, makes finding the ideal property for a client an exciting and rewarding challenge. James has a true passion for this vibrant city—its people, spaces, architecture, and communities. Combined with his love of design, attention to detail, and creative use of spaces, this passion allows him to bring joy to clients’ lives through real estate. James is also motivated by the nuances of the delicate art of negotiation, the hunt for the right property, and the thrill of closing a deal that satisfies both buyers and sellers. He has chosen to be a part of Living Room Realty, a Certified B Corporation, because it reflects his own values of responsibility and sustainability by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. His philosophy of excellence, enthusiasm, honesty and reliability, unites with his tireless drive to make him a truly dedicated real estate broker.
James’ work philosophy has been broadened by his experience as a volunteer fire fighter, EMT, family grief counselor, ICU nurse, and anesthesia provider. Additionally, as the owner of JP Investment Properties LLC, James is experienced in the building and design aspect of the real estate market through construction and project management, home remodeling, and bringing investors and builders together on projects. A devoted family man, James has used this experience to renovate his own family dwelling through home remodeling and the addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) designed to enhance the space in which his family lives, works, and plays. James understands that finding time for play is, of course, an essential part of life. He is an outdoor enthusiast and reenergizes through backpacking and mountaineering; road, cyclocross, and mountain biking; snowboarding; and scuba diving. He also satisfies his creative urge through landscape design and gardening as well as craft brewing. For James, life is about finding balance, discovering harmony, and seeking joy amidst the many demands of modern society. It is this same balance, harmony, and joy that he strives to foster in the lives of his clients.