|My creative custom copper work I've done for clients across the Nation.|
|My creative custom copper work I've done for clients across the Nation.|
|This is an evening shot of a gazebo I covered with 20oz copper sheet metal after building the cupola for a local client in Lake Oswego, Oregon. I had built a pair of copper chimney caps for this same client a year prior. I added supports and rewired it for lights. I have soft LED lights that are set to come on at dusk and go off a few hours later. To see more photos of this project step-by-step go to: copper-by-design.com/rc/cp/Bar…|
|I've been a Gutter Contractor in Portland, Oregon since 1993 and have evolved to do a lot of custom copper work for our Clients across the Nation, and a few in Canada, but shipping up there has proven to be cost prohibitive. You can read more about my business and see thousands of full screen photos of my work on my web site: copper-by-design.com/pro.htm|
A bit about me:|
I was raised as a Mormon in Utah just 20 miles North of Salt Lake City, which is an area where you will now see 2 or 3 LDS Church steeples from most any vantage point. I was a bit of a geek who thought it was best to be nice to girls to get their attention. Silly me. I've struggled against the oppressive chauvinistic Dogma of Mormonism, and I feel much healthier now identifying as Pagan. I seem to have a better sense of ethical responsibility than most any other Mormon Businessman I've met or read about, so that shows what a sham that cult must be. If this were not the case their strict moral code of the Mormons would have made a much larger impact on the business world as a whole; in order to compete with so many 'Ethical Mormon Businessmen', and perhaps our environment would not be in such dire straights as it is. To read more about Ethical Responsibility check out my personal philosophy web site: mind-temple.com/ethics.htm
At the age of 21 back in 1984 I was married to my first Wife and a few years later we had 3 Daughters between 1988 to 92. That Marriage had lasted 14 years. Towards the end of that stressful co-dependent relationship I had discovered my Ex was not just rather odd; as I had expected of women to be, but found out she was actually mentally ill. I was encouraged to get her on SSI for mental disability by the Psychologist and Psychiatrist I was having her see over the last few years before she split with the money. When she left I had finally got a chance to clean up our house; where I literally hauling off 7 tons of garbage to the dump in just 3 weeks of nonstop work 10+ hours a day 7 days a week. I was scrambling in fear of her return.
She took our Daughters with her only so she could collect welfare and food stamps, but never had much of a natural maternal inclination and had verly little to do with them those following years. That was back in mid 1998, which happen to be just before my business really took off; without her holding me back so much. Her leaving was a blessing, since I could never have gotten rid of her otherwise. Although, the price I paid was running myself into bankruptcy trying to fight for custody. She felt the need to ruin the good relationship I had with my Daughters to maintain custody, which she lost to WA State shortly after that.
Life is meant to be challenging. As an example you wouldn't bother spending much time playing a video game that was too easy, right?
About 5 months after that split I was destine to meet my Soulmate: Tia through an on-line dating site called match.com. In less than 2 hours after I posted a sarcastic ad she had written me. We both felt such a connection over the next 2 weeks that we hand-fasted; exchanging vows w/gold rings, yet we had not even kissed yet. Although, just hours later we had gotten to know each other on a tantric level: mind-temple.com/ss/thebeginnin…
She had helped awaken my Celtic heritage and spiritual path. We are still happily together with a Son as the product of our love named Torrin, who was born on Halloween 2000 (not intentionally). I try to treat our relationship as if do not own Tia. I am just fortunate she still likes to hang with me. Life is good. We profit none to obligate a person to stick with us from a decision they may have made years ago. That thought would only serve to foster resentment and all too often taking that person for granted.
She worked in my business for a few years, but has fulfilled her dream to become a Midwife. She also works preparing placentas for consumption by the Birth-Mother, craniosacral therapy, hypno-birthing, Reiki Master, and other healing services through her web site: inner-serenity.org/ I am very proud of her.
No offense. You are welcome to be frank with me. I can take it. I will tell you that I will continue to pursue photographing sexy nude women and sharing those images here. Work is swell and pays the bills, but looking at sexy women is more what I live for. It is quite natural. An important part of the cycle of life. Without this Humanity would die off, and I am not ashamed to be a part of this.
Yes, you will see lots of sexy images here on my DA profile, and I am not ashamed to admit this is a passion for me. You are welcome to your offer me your opinion on what ever crusade you want to take on, but I am sure you can realize how there are much more important issues you should focus on; like rape and other offenses of how women are mistreated, which are a huge problems in our society all over the world. I do not cheat on my Wife. I am not an offender of women. I never even grope women. I honor women in this way they want to be shown in these images showing their beauty and strength to not let society dictate how they mush live.
Current Residence: S. W. Portland, Oregon
Favorite genre of music: Female singers of modern, Indigo, and Folk
Favorite style of art: Artistic erotica
Operating System: Win 7
MP3 player of choice: IPod Touch, IPhone 5S, IPad
Wallpaper of choice: mind-temple.com/art/im/bkg5.jp…
Favorite cartoon character: Dawn by Michael Linsner
Personal Quotes: 'Pay it Forward' , 'Conform, Go Crazy, or Become an Artist' , 'An it harms non, do as ye will', 'My karma ran over your dogma'
How long have you been on DeviantArt? As it states on my DA profile I have been here for 8 years now, since early 2008, but certainly not a Founding Member. I was not as active here for the first 2 years; thinking this was just for digital artist, but then realized I could promote my artistic custom copper work here, and later I started adding my photography work to my profile.
What does your username mean? Darrian Ashoka is from a comic book series by Michael Linsner: Dawn, The Goddess of Birth and Rebirth. Her Consort Darrian Ashoka is also a God.
Describe yourself in three words. I'd like to say 'friendly and easy going', but some may argue this, as I can be a bit anal.
Are you left or right handed? Right handed, but I'm not sure how that's relevant?
What is your favourite type of art to create? Every aspect of life can be an artform if you live a life with intention. My Son Torrim may be my greatest magnum Opus, but I also love photography.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Video or CGI
What was your first favourite? Not sure what you're asking here? Favorite art form? What I have favored of other artist here, or what image I posted was faved first? Back when I was just 17 building a life size Dart Vader for the promotions of Empire Strikes Back in Salt Lake City Utah was my first commercial endeavor:
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Erotic photography
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? break-er-morant.deviant…
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? pasteybitch.deviantart.…
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? My fans inspire me to post more here.
What are your preferred tools to create art? Nikon D810 DSLR camera.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? Events where I can photogragh regular people dress up in wild outfits, or body paint.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? Too many to list. DA is by far the best web community and where I spend most of my time on-line. Thanks to all those who have built DA, manage it's operations, and keep it the most advance social media community on the web with the best features at any cost. It may seem like a thankless job, but my hat's off to you all.
|I like to patronize the arts here on DA and have spent several hundred dollars buying point to share with artists I appreciate, but have not received hardly any points from my fans, so I decided to start my own donation pool. I am not looking to gain actual $ from this. I will use these points to continue to patronize the arts here and share the wealth, so if you like what you see in my gallery and advice in my journals please donate here. Thank you.|