Artwork by Claudia Strepp
Clauds is a creative master at heart.
Former German model turned
published National Geographic photographer and multimedia artist, she uses
canvas and photography as her medium to interpret wildlife in its natural form.
After living in Nevada amongst the wild Pryor Mountain Mustangs for six months,
she fell in love with these incredible animals who are suffering tremendously
because of the lack of awareness, funding, and protection. Because of her
unwavering compassion for all animals, Clauds established her commitment to
the beautiful wildlife across the globe by creating Habitat, a
collection of several unique oil paintings that convey everything related to
our Habitat, the planet, the animals, ideas of freedom to roam this planet with
the focus on wildlife. The launch of Habitat will be announced shortly.
Currently Clauds focuses on wild
horses, in particular the American Mustang. The American Mustang is being
pushed from public land due to livestock grazing and Bureau of Land Management
Clauds’ goal through the Habitat
campaign is to bring awareness and visibility to endangered animals with the
renewed hope that one day they can roam freely and in peace in their natural
habitat. In tandem with the paintings and photographs, Clauds has launched
her own non-profit, 7 Wild Horses, which seeks to
support the wild horses through purchasing land to roam freely as complete herds.
The image shown is from the Crow
Chronicles Series, named Awaiting What May Come.
Crows are mythological creatures
and are important animals in many cultures. This bird serves also a symbol of transformation
and in some culture is viewed as a time bending magician. The Crow Chronicles
focus on the narrative of our inherent connection with animals, particularly
the crow, as fellow travelers. The time bending crow can travel through all
ages and remind us of this inner bond.