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.

 

Here is Blackjack, being annoyed when I won’t give him a piece of cheese. 

Blackjack is pissed off that I won’t let him have a mountain lion tail. He was born without a tail of his own, and seems to think that every other tail in the house is his by default because of that. 

Someone spilled cat on the couch yesterday and I fear that it’s now permanently stained. The cat is stuck here forever. 

Someone spilled cat on the couch yesterday and I fear that it’s now permanently stained. The cat is stuck here forever. 

Found one just like this a few weeks ago. Put it in the freezer and posted a ‘found cat’ add on Craigslist in case the owner saw it and wanted to claim the body for cremation or something. After a week had passed and no one had responded, I buried the cat in the death pile. 

Found one just like this a few weeks ago. Put it in the freezer and posted a ‘found cat’ add on Craigslist in case the owner saw it and wanted to claim the body for cremation or something. After a week had passed and no one had responded, I buried the cat in the death pile. 

(Source: glowed-shapes)

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St. Johns Bridge - Portland, Oregon (by Little Lioness)

BLACKJACK! <3
Gosh he was adorable kitten.

Wow, talk about a flashback. I miss when Blackjack was still small enough to fit in my hat. 

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mostlycatsmostly:

St. Johns Bridge - Portland, Oregon (by Little Lioness)

BLACKJACK! <3

Gosh he was adorable kitten.

Wow, talk about a flashback. I miss when Blackjack was still small enough to fit in my hat. 

Haven and Blackjack hanging out. Pardon my hideous linoleum floors. 

I tell people my cat is weird and they’re like, “Yeah, I had a cat that drank out of the toilet one time,” and I’m like, “No. You don’t understand.”

Blackjack.

Blackjack just grabbed my hand, pulled it up to his chest, and began aggressively licking it. I raise the weirdest animals. 

For those who asked - here&#8217;s the jaw-popping thing I do. While you obviously can&#8217;t hear it by watching this shitting GIF I made, there is an audible pop that occurs when I do this. The displacement of my lower mandible is more noticeable by the base of my ear. 
Also, Blackjack demanded cuddles the moment I tried to be productive.

For those who asked - here’s the jaw-popping thing I do. While you obviously can’t hear it by watching this shitting GIF I made, there is an audible pop that occurs when I do this. The displacement of my lower mandible is more noticeable by the base of my ear. 

Also, Blackjack demanded cuddles the moment I tried to be productive.

Bear just sent me this picture of Blackjack, in his boxers, while he&#8217;s using the toilet. I have a weird family. 

Bear just sent me this picture of Blackjack, in his boxers, while he’s using the toilet. I have a weird family.