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NaturePunk
For the Wild-Hearted Souls!
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
To me, Nature is god. Without it, we simply would not exist. Conserving the world’s natural spaces and the creatures that live there is paramount to the survival of humans as a species, and I have therefore dedicated my life to studying environmentalism in order to help people co-exist more successfully and sustainably with the natural world.

All natural materials I use in my creations are either sourced from roadkill, Fish and Wildlife, or are antique. In this way, I'm ensuring that no animals were needlessly killed for the sake of the artwork I produce. I fully believe that no part of any creature should go to waste if a purpose can be found for it, but I do NOT support trophy hunters or overseas fur farms by buying 'byproducts' like bones, skulls, or claws directly from them. The only exception I make for this rule is for parts from animals legally culled for population control programs approved by Fish and Wildlife.

As a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, I've been involved with many fantastic organizations such as Images4Life and Wild Tiger, as well as the Sierra Club and many smaller, local groups.
I've been published, interviewed, and even featured on Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”)'s personal networking website, SoulPancake.com.

I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to visit many of the world’s most amazing wild places, like Komodo Island, Bali, Lombok, Malaysia, and the Cayman Islands, and have even documented entirely new species previously unknown to science.

You may know me from Etsy or perhaps recognize my photographs from Flickr. I've been on the fence about getting a DeviantArt account for a while, and I don't know how often I'll make use of it, so if I don't reply to your messages or comments, don't feel bad - I'm probably romping around out in the woods.

Current Residence: Oregon
Favourite genre of music: Punk, Punk-Rock, Ska, Reggae
Favourite photographer: Jody Cobb, Willy Onarheim, Art Wolfe
Favourite style of art: Realism
Personal Quote: "Life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better" - Emerson
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Did it again.

My butcher friend called today to tell me that he had 50+ more rabbit hides to give me, plus a couple of goat skins. My freezer is already full, so I wasn’t really in a position to accept the rabbits, but drove out to his place to pick up the goats. 

When I got there, the bag of rabbit hides was still sitting beside the shed. I paid for the goats (and more food for the dogs), and was about to take off, but something stopped me. I asked my buddy, “No one’s taking those hides off your hands?”

"Well," he said, "someone was supposed to come get them shortly after I called you, but she hasn’t shown up yet. I’m about to close up shop and was just gonna throw ‘em away." 

I knew I didn’t have the room for them, but I figured I may as well just take them. The thought of all those pretty hides rotting in a garbage bin full of guts and blood water kind of made me feel sad. 

So I moved Jude to the front seat of the truck and hauled the giant bag of rabbit hides onto the tailgate, then rolled them into the truck bed with the two goats and 18 pounds of meat for the dogs. 

Now I have a 30-something pound garbage bag full of 50+ dead rabbits, just like these ones.

If anyone is interested in these, PLEASE contact me and let me know. I’m selling them now for $3.00 a piece with a minimum order of 5. Shipping is $12.50 if you buy less than 10, and $25.00 if you buy more than 10. I don’t want to see these bunnies go to waste! Even if you don’t tan hides, the skulls are still attached, and are in excellent condition. I can cut the heads off and send those separate from the pelts to save on shipping. 

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crazyfluffykitten Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing collection you have here! :D
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Fluff-Nugget Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why haven't I watched you yet?? At last I can rectify that mistake.
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Leopardmouse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
hey, i am working on making a coyote head dress, any advice or tips? 
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Amatsu-the-Red-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Hey naturepunk! I thought perhaps you might be interested in this campaign to purify the drinking water in Guinea (which of course purifies the world's nature because of the domino effect etc). Just tell your friends about it if you're interested, thanks!! www.indiegogo.com/projects/gui…
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epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! I got you a sparkley rainbow!
Lily's Rainbow Box 
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puppetstringz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Happy birthday!! :happybounce:
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TyrantLyzardQueen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D :happy birthday: Hide Birthday Emote Happy DeviantART Birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAYHappy DeviantART Birthday Hide Birthday Emote :happy birthday: Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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R3DCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party: :cake:
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ItsLudar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday~
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AmmoniteFiction Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday :la:
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