I have been collecting inspiring chunks for over twenty years. I possess a vast archive of choice graphics, visual randomness, and exquisite imagery. Much of my collection consists of found images that I lovingly refer to as “chunks”. You know, like fresh, steaming hot biscuits pulled straight from da oven. Dripping with still-twitching chunks of mangled meat, plump turds that really satisfy those deepest of urges to purge, merging turds emerge in an urgent business emergency.
I have been drawing, painting, and doing art my entire life. I practice the fine art of desktop publishing, which includes everything from content generation, collection, organization, and preparation to layout, design, editing, copywriting, printing and publishing. My desktop publishing work, ideas, and art may be seen at Dead Letter Art, a semi-periodic collaborative publication effort involving the likes of Thane Champie, Ken Schrag, and many others.
I also like to design websites. I have been studying and practicing modern, standards-compliant web-design and development for well over five years now, and somewhere along the way have managed to launch my own web and graphic design business, Monzilla Media. It’s a lot of work, but I love doing it, so I continue to advance my skills and build my portfolio while working with some incredible individuals and businesses. Over the course of my web-design career, I have been taking notes and sharing lessons learned at my digital design blog, Perishable Press, where I have written nearly 700 articles covering many aspects of web design and development, along with a host of other topics as well.
With all of this going on, I also try to keep a handle on my constantly evolving philosophical contemplations. I love to dive deep into politics, religion, spirituality, philosophy, ideas, relativism, absolutism, and all of that fun, heavy stuff. Although I don’t get to spend as much time there as I would like, I do blog within these realms at my other site, mindfeed.org. One of these days, and as time marches on, I will no doubt be dumping plenty of thought into that site, so keep an eye on it.
Let’s see, what else.. I do art, graphic design, web development, desktop publishing, lots of writing, and oh yeah, I also enjoy digital photography, video editing, and audio sampling and soundtrack mixing. Within my seemingly endless archive of collected materials and portfolio works, there are a considerable number of juicy mix tracks, video clips, and other multimedia treats. Plus, I have several metric tonnes of digital photographs that are just begging to be shared. So, along with my drawings, comix, artwork, graphic designs, web projects, printing work, and all of that, I will also be sharing my multimedia, audio, video, and photography chunks here at Perishable.biz.
And of course, mixed into the game will be a cornucopia of those wonderful found chunks that have stuffed my archives to da brim. I’m talking mad chunks here, rare and precious gems from my offline and online collections. Thus the goal and purpose of this site is to organize and share these many archive and portfolio pieces with anyone who dares to explore — art, photos, chunks, multimedia content, and much more — all within a well-designed, super-flexible, ultra-organized, comprehensively tagged online infrastructure of digital existence. Like putty in my hands.
When you have been doing the whole “creative-artist-critical-thinking-type-thing” for as long and as extensively as I have, you get to a point where you just don’t care about what other people think. You enjoy the luxury of being who you are and saying what you want to say without concern over hypertensive, overreacting bystanders who would love nothing more than to critique and control your every move. It takes endless effort, work, and persistence to get that point of true self-confidence and artistic liberation, but when you finally do, you get to indulge in such self-serving nonsense as this site and all of its content, this insipidly marvelous “About” page, and anything else that strikes your fancy. So “blah blah blah” — I hope you enjoy your stay, but won’t lose any sleep if you don’t.