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.

 

This is the lioness I would like to base my headdress off of. I met her at a zoo in Cuba, and my heart went out to her: She was housed with a large male who was much older and far larger than she, and it was evident that he had beaten her up at least a couple times - likely because the enclosure was far too small for the two of them to share without interacting, regardless of whether they wanted to or not. 
 The look she gave me when I started to photograph her as she fed was heart-stopping. Her eyes saw right into me through the camera’s lens. I set it aside so that I could see her with my own eyes and she held my gaze for a long time, as if daring me to try and take her meal away. It gave me chills and I felt strangely connected to her in that moment, though I do not fully understand why. 

This is the lioness I would like to base my headdress off of. I met her at a zoo in Cuba, and my heart went out to her: She was housed with a large male who was much older and far larger than she, and it was evident that he had beaten her up at least a couple times - likely because the enclosure was far too small for the two of them to share without interacting, regardless of whether they wanted to or not. 


The look she gave me when I started to photograph her as she fed was heart-stopping. Her eyes saw right into me through the camera’s lens. I set it aside so that I could see her with my own eyes and she held my gaze for a long time, as if daring me to try and take her meal away. It gave me chills and I felt strangely connected to her in that moment, though I do not fully understand why. 

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