Northwest-based artist, Sarah "NaturePunk" Bartell, creates beautiful and functional works of art from recycled and repurposed animal remains while maintaining a dedicated respect to the environment as a whole. While in college, she studied environmentalism, and has been actively involved with many different conservation groups around the country, and even internationally, as well.
Her creativity, coupled with her close connection to the natural world, shows in the uniqueness of the wares she produces. From tail key chains to tallow lotion, as well as traditional taxidermy and custom full pelt headdresses, Bartell has pioneered new standards for wildlife artistry since first launching her endeavor on Etsy in the mid-2000s. Her body of work is vast, and has been featured in Hollywood productions and popular TV shows, yet remains easily-accessible to those who shop on an intelligent budget.
During the summer months, Bartell frequents many fabulous festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Okanogan Barter Fair, Faerieworlds, Symbiosis Gathering, and Human Nature Festival, among others.
She is also an accomplished 2-D artist and photographer, whose drawings and photographs have been published internationally in books, magazines, and other media productions. For more information, please follow the link below to continue reading about the artist.