I owe my animal-obsessed friend for telling me about this awesome girl, Nature Punk.
I don’t know Nature Punk’s real name, but she has her bio and mission statement on her blog. Rather than attempt to summarize what she’s all about, here’s an excerpt in her own words:
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.
Nature Punk’s vintage finds, natural creations, and handmade taxidermy items are stunning and a testament to the incredible skill and knowledge she has about wildlife.
Below is a selection of my personal favorites from her shop.
This post has me thinking about fabulous fall and winter fashions!