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Matt Blake

Head Honcho

‘Art’s task is to Save the Soul of Mankind, and that anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. 

Because if the Artist, who are self-selected to be able to journey into the other… if the Artist cannot find the way, then the Way cannot be Found.’
— Terence McKenna

I have recently adopted the above quote from the great spiritual shaman and philosopher Terence McKenna as a motivational theme to my sporadic yet driven Artistic ‘career’.

And, I have always felt like I was born with the ability to draw. Spurred on by my grade school art teacher, Mr O’Neill, I carried this vocation to be a professional artist with me seriously up until my junior year in college. I abandoned my BFA pursuits at the University of Missouri–Columbia to get into what I thought would be a more lucrative pursuit of Graphic Design/Art Direction in the Advertising industry.

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I am glad I chose the path I did.

Because of my advertising background, I can not only paint, but I also imply the explosive world of digital art to my palette – and this two-pronged media approach that I am focused on right now keeps me fresh with the endless supply of ideas I have stored in my fairly unique brain.

My digital art, in my own humble opinion, is fairly unique… it reminds me of rap music in a way, because it samples many aspects in the mix of other artists creativity, with a bit of television motion graphics mixed in… with all the wordplay, 3D space and graphic design aspects.

The Idea for theJobSpectrum™ was born out of the contemplation of specific digital art topics – mainly the statistical improbability of Baseball.

theJobSpectrum™ is designed to perform the same function as Baseball.

This is to be a juggernaut of Data Manufacturing – but applied to the prioritization of the Jobs we perform, and ‘Gameify’ the process, to help us prioritize a direction in which society can actually ‘knit’ a better reality ‘Product’

That being said, I feel I am totally where I am supposed to be, doing what I am called to do, and in position to make a difference in this weary world.

Because that is what I believe the purpose of art and life itself is–a signpost in existence to show the truest form of beauty and the highest ideals of mankind.

All things that exist at one point or another were once only ideas inside our human minds…

we bring this reality into existence… it is this infinite Thought Structure™ that I try to bring into physical being thru this fairly new digital art form. I believe we can strive to uncover what has always been–a more perfect, more benevolent, accepting, compassionate world–and art can and will show us the way.

It is my hope that my work here on planet earth will help lead that charge.

Phill Caruso

Tail Honcho

Phill has been most generous and informative technical expert regarding the guidance and population of this Website. His patience and Web Guru Virtuoso have been invaluable in regard to us getting this enterprise off the ground. I am indebted to him for him putting up with the wackiness and ‘thought leaderish’ aspects of this far-reaching concept, and helping to manifest this not only Big idea but Good idea into this Physical Realm.

Thank you Phill!