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.

 

See this bag right here? This bag is awesome. And I’m not just saying that because it’s mine.
It’s awesome because the furry little flap there is made from a recycled piece of African springbok skin. African springbok have the most adorable flag of white fur on their rumps, designed to warn others in their herd of danger (kind of like a whitetail deer’s tail).
Now I’ve recently found a retired leather-worker who has a bunch of springbok hides that she wants to get rid of. The hides came from springbok raised for meat (I’ve heard it’s pretty good meat to boot!) so I’m going to be selling messenger bags similar to this on a made-to-order basis. Large canvas ones start at $200.00 (comparable ones online start at twice that amount).
If you want one, message me on Etsy via THIS LISTING here! 

See this bag right here? This bag is awesome. And I’m not just saying that because it’s mine.

It’s awesome because the furry little flap there is made from a recycled piece of African springbok skin. African springbok have the most adorable flag of white fur on their rumps, designed to warn others in their herd of danger (kind of like a whitetail deer’s tail).

Now I’ve recently found a retired leather-worker who has a bunch of springbok hides that she wants to get rid of. The hides came from springbok raised for meat (I’ve heard it’s pretty good meat to boot!) so I’m going to be selling messenger bags similar to this on a made-to-order basis. Large canvas ones start at $200.00 (comparable ones online start at twice that amount).

If you want one, message me on Etsy via THIS LISTING here! 

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    I want one
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  9. lunging-andscreaming said: Yes! I’ve had springbok steak. It was lovely.
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    I love springbok products, wish I had the money for one :(
  16. petbites said: I wore the same shoes today (;
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