Hi! I'm a taxidermist.
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.

 

The Mormons are back.

And now they have this really funny propaganda to pass around. My favorite was a friendly reminder that Jesus died for our sins….except that Jesus is a bearded sparkly-eyed white man lording over tiny people of all ethnicity from the sky with his hands spread out like he’s about to pull a hot pie out of the oven. 

Then there’s pamphlet with a picture of “Paradise” on the front. Mormon paradise, in case you didn’t know, is a bunch of white people gardening at the edge of a sunny glen in what I assume to be Main or something, because there’s a giant-ass moose just standing there nonchalantly grazing while these pasty gardeners are doing their thing with sappy smiles on their faces. 

I keep telling them to come back later because I can’t stop laughing at it. 

UPDATE: A quick search through the tag “white Jesus” shows that I’m not the only one to receive this:

  1. flqhtclub reblogged this from naturepunk and added:
    oh my fucking god I have this exact same one at home hahaha. my favourite part is six-pack Jesus, personally.
  2. eyesandfeet reblogged this from naturepunk and added:
    Actually that’s a Jehovah’s Witness’s Memorial Pamphlet. If you know anything about the religion, you’d know and...
  3. daughterofrock reblogged this from naturepunk and added:
    hahaha, I was throwing knives at this exact picture the other night…..
  4. wendigostudios said: C’mon, we all know Jesus had blue eyes…and I love how the “ethnic” people below are in their traditional garb.
  5. wickedandfair reblogged this from naturepunk
  6. kulorautias said: ooohh, we receive same in finland, so…they update their posters around same time around the world, wow. I think Jesus in this resemble Mel Gibson.
  7. jarvtimmen said: Oh shit, It’s Obi-wan kenobi!
  8. mrssourwolf reblogged this from candy-and-sprinkles and added:
    Got one of these as well while I was at my mom’s house.
  9. madamradical reblogged this from naturepunk and added:
    After reading this post I literally went to walk my dog and found this …
  10. memxaleph reblogged this from naturepunk
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  12. dragon-well reblogged this from naturepunk and added:
    “Jesus is a bearded sparkly-eyed white man lording over tiny people of all ethnicity from the sky with his hands spread...
  13. novemberpark89 said: All hail obi wan kenobi
  14. hisparky reblogged this from naturepunk and added:
    Woah! I can confirm that I was given this exact same pamphlet outside my house about 2 weeks ago.. Immediately after...
  15. deer-path said: you mean dogs dont go to heaven but moose do???
  16. candy-and-sprinkles reblogged this from naturepunk
  17. legionbeast said: They’ve been distributing them in Australia too.
  18. a-red--day said: that jesus looks like matt bomer O_O
  19. ajourneymansjourney said: His haircut! Oh man. Too funny
  20. dalldall reblogged this from naturepunk
  21. yourboyscoob1 said: Looking at this makes me think Jesus looks a lot like me— WAIT AM I JESUS?!?!?!
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  24. bryophyter said: They came to my apartment today! haha I just laughed, and said no thanks
  25. scuzzzbucket said: Aaaaaah! Im getting the same flyer! In Canada! In Spanish! Sneaky Mormons