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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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flying-cuttlefish Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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CaptainSaviathan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Where did you get your "blind" eyes that you used on your bear and deer headdresses?
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Minotaur-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Just inquiring as to the status of my Mule Deer Headdress?  Thanks!

Shelby
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nearly complete! Still drying and then it's on to finishing work. 
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epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you and :iconzhon: should become friends
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YokoSama Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! :D Love your work! I thinks its damn amazing in fact! So much so I cant think of other awesome things to say about ya!
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LaylaBArt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic work here !
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SketchyDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Your stuff is wonderful, I am jealous of your bird farm friend! 
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Sargeant-Knoxx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing taxidermy work. If I wasn't so preoccupied with skulls  may take a summer to look at tanning hides. You really have some talent!
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18smiths Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! I've been looking through some of your taxidermy commissions. I saw a beautiful black wolf headdress, and I was wondering how much it would cost for me to commission one myself! I'd love a black wolf with light/forest green eyes, somewhat naturally colored! Thanks! :D
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