From a very young age I had to learn how to sustain myself. For me, the notion of survival came easily. Ever since I could remember, I have used the observation of animals to learn the ways of our nature; and what a teacher they make.
Though only 16, I have devoted my life to become the best individual I can be for the paramount of not only our species, but all of the others that so graciously share this earth with us. I try and do my part of upholding the traditional and natural world that was created for us--as only someone with an old soul could.
My interest in taxidermy and the natural world began as soon as I stared into the eyes of our first dog, Jenny. Not only did I see the brown orbs of her lab irises, but the spirit that was hidden underneath. The yearning to learn as much about the different wild things that walk among us slowly bloomed into what it is now, and what it will forever remain. The animals I am honored to work with come from second hand sources, roadkill, my family's own harvested game and fellow artists, antique stores or from those taken for population control. Each individual animal is taken with proper tags and cites, and the laws for the state I reside in, in mind. This ensures that I can enjoy the creations I make, without mistaking my calculations for work that is not intentionally disrespectful.
Careful, my yellow eyes and I live a doppelgänger life, a wolf is inevitably who I will always be. All of you who live your lives hollering like the wonders we are, will always find a home here in the midst of my blog.
This is a photo of Django and I, the first hollow headdress I created, yesterday before heading out to the medieval fair here in town. They asked me to set up a booth next year to sell some of my things. It was pretty amazing!