DOG & PONY SHOWS: Rhea Landig, “My Muse, Eloise” (5/6)

Rhea Landigvs4We felt that our “Dog & Pony Shows” theme month would not be complete without featuring someone who is taking on the eco-threats facing all animals. Rhea Landig is an extraordinary multi-talented woman who has channeled her alarm about the environmental state of the world into powerful actions: ranging from public messaging, community development and offering the public immediate actions and solutions. And you don’t have to take my word for it, astronomer, naturalist, writer, farmhand, vegan Wolf Grey Adonis  describes her as “A vigilant Earth pilgrim, guardian of the plants, animals, and all of Earth’s bounty. A lover of our home. An activist steering our culture towards just and sustainable lifestyles with purpose to support the web of life. Rhea chooses to evolve.” I first met Landig years ago when she was doing fundraising work for the Species Alliance documentary and I have continued to be impressed at her track record of being on the right side of science. Personally, I have always found her fierce and indefatigable in her advocacy and trust that you too will appreciate her posts even as her revelations make you uncomfortable.
~Victoria C. Rowan, Ideasmyth Creatrix-in-Chief

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Rhea’s fascination with integrating imagery and text to evoke the beauty, spirit and emotion of her subjects, continue to lead her on a wonderful journey of the ethereal and the sublime. Recently inspired by the author of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exubery and all things precious, Rhea captures and celebrates innocence and importance of dreams with her portrait of  “Eloise”, one of her recently rescued lambs. Rhea’s work has been seen in various shows across the country usually benefiting numerous animal causes and in private collections as well. An avid equestrian and animal advocate, Rhea currently lives with her menagerie:  canines–Edward & Molly, felines–Mamu, Mickey and Milo and her five sheep–Clarise, Eloise, Al, Cardigan and Jimmy Kimmel.

Eloise then…

Photo by Rhea Landig ©

Photo by Rhea Landig ©

“Eloise” photo by Rhea Landig ©

“Eloise,” photo by Rhea Landig ©

Eloise now:

Eloise Waits for the shearer Photo by Rhea Landig©

Eloise Waits for the shearer, photo by Rhea Landig©

Eloise’s Mother & Father:

"Simply Two" Photo by Rhea Landig©

“Simply Two,” photo by Rhea Landig©

See more of Rhea’s Featured Creative posts on our Ideablog

Before joining Species Alliance, Rhea was a former high profile media professional whose career spanned over twenty-five years as an editor, producer and spokesperson.  After learning about the mass extinction crisis in 2006, Rhea began raising funds to produce the first full length feature documentary, Call of Life ~ Facing the Mass Extinction, along with the newly formed organization, Species Alliance, the first non profit dedicated to raising awareness about the current mass extinction crisis.  Rhea officially joined the organization in 2010 as a board member and Director of Development.

Now at the helm of the organization, Rhea and Species Alliance continue to share the mission ~ to inform through various forms of media and outreach to ignite a new sense of community empowerment and purpose, in order to stimulate creative and effective changes in public policies and human behavior that will assure a healthy future for all life on earth.

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