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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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TrippleSixing Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Lovin your work man!!
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jermei Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Holly crap.  Your stuff is awesome.  I stumbled here by complete accident but I am not disappointed to find it :)  as a post below me says i love your art and POV.
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ScubieWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Oh hello. I follow your Tumblr and I didn't know you had an account here too!
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you!! ^_^
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LunarRosesWolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore your art and viewpoint ^-^
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C--O--R--A Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
You have neatly composed pictures, but selling the beautiful fur of once majestic beasts on deviantart doesn't seem right. Though it's not my business to tell you what is right and wrong (in my opinion of course), just as freely as you can post these pictures, I wish to wright my opinion. I just hope your not using fur gained from game hunting (probably wishful thinking)... because if that were true, then your art is truly sad and infuriating. 
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slp0001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Just pointing out that it says in the profile that they do NOT use fur except from roadkill, Fish and Wildlife (legally approved poulation control kills, because in some places there are too many), or antiques. I personally wouldn't want a pelt or mask, but the fact is that this person LOVES nature and wants to respect the animals by using the pelts and such that would otherwise go to waste!
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C--O--R--A Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for clearing up my misunderstanding!! I should have been more thorough before I made accusative arguments. I can now enjoy the beauty in the craftsmanship. Thank you again.
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slp0001 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
You're very welcome!
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! :D
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