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.

 

Sinclothing is an Etsy shop based in Thailand. They have been stealing images from various artists and turning them into clothing items, which they then sell for profit. I have found more than 10 items featuring my designs on their “sold items” page already - tallying up to be more than $200.00 worth of profit gained as a direct result of stealing my images.

I have sent them a message notifying them of the issue, but am also contacting Etsy’s copyright department directly to have their shop shut down. Even so, all the help we can get would be great to ensure that these kinds of “handmade” items are not welcome on Etsy.

If you are an artist or photographer, take the time to look through their shop - sold and unsold items - to be sure they’re not stealing your works, as well. You can also report the shop to Etsy for violating Etsy’s guidelines by clicking the “report shop” link at the bottom left-hand side of the page below “actions”.

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