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.

 

Work on the lioness headdress has begun, and this thing is going to be huge! I have decided that instead of doing a panting expression as previously mentioned, I am going to alter the form so that the lioness’s mouth is open around my face. The lower jaw section seen here will be removed and re-attached at a more prominent open angle so that it’s not obstructing my view.

This headdress will not have a traditional taxidermy jawset installed (that, too, would reduce my line of vision) so will have replica canines only instead. I’m working on a few sketches to solidify the design in my head, but had to take some reference photos to work from for now. 

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    That’s so cool can’t wait to see more progress!
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    I’m so excited to watch this exist…
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  10. tnaijuuk23 said: UUUGGGHHHH my strongest past life was a lioness and I want one of these sooooo hard I would sell you my SOUL for one! Hell i’d be your bitch for as long as you say for one! *GROSS SOBBING*
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    Is it bad I immediately thought of Luna’s Gryffindor hat?
  12. cackling-road-whore said: That’s going to be a ton of work but damn will it be pretty when it’s finished