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 Game, secondhand sources such as fellow artists and estate sales, 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.
Other interests include: Wilderness survival, primitive skills, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, boffing, airsoft, snowboarding, meandering around town, and caving.
It’s practically 2014 and you guys still don’t know how to google if an article is real or not before giving it 100,000 notes
I am in the process of completing the second part of the vulture culture design. There will be several options available.
I was thinking:
1. Bumper stickers
2. Smaller vinyl stickers
Anymore suggestions???? They should be available in the next month from myself through TUMBLR or ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DevankaDesign
Or Naturepunk: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NaturePunk?ref=si_shop
I will update you on my TUMBLR as soon as the items are ready to order!!!!! And in the next few weeks I should be listing lots of good stuff because I am in the process of downsizing before moving : )
WOOHOO! New awesomeness will soon be available for those interested. Keep a close eye on Devanka’s shop, as well as my own, for new VC merch.
Many thanks! :D Glad you enjoy!
I use a custom laminated steel skinning knife, but it has a blade which is very similar to a Mora of Sweden Classic #1. These have a carbon steel blade, so require a bit of extra TLC, but nothing else compares when it comes to holding an edge - especially not for that price!
Went out to feed the flock and for some reason, they were all being weirdly affectionate today. Silver Haze (the rooster) let me pick him up and carry him under my arm without a single complaint. I set him down next to the feed box, scooped out a handful of feed, and sat down on the worm bin so that all the birds could gather around to eat out of my hands. I had one on each knee, Silver in the middle of my lap, one perched on my arm, and the other two right at my feet, picking up the crumbs. The barred even let me pet her while she ate - something she normally doesn’t do. I wonder what’s gotten in to them?