We had the good fortune of connecting with Fallon Rabin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Fallon, how does your business help the community?
Fallon Loves Nature LLC is primarily focused on “One Simple Mission” to protect wildlife, nature, and the need for coexistence between humanity and nature. I create art for a purpose to foster my mission. My artwork is unique and original. Painting/sculpting from my imagination, visions, meditations, and personal experiences with the world. It is visionary, abstract at times, realistic, and has some surrealistic qualities as well. It is always evolving just as humanity and mother nature do. The callings of my heart and mother nature (always intertwined together as one) determine my series of work. I strive to bring awareness and shed light on subject matters that I feel need our help the most. Fundraisers are a huge part of how my art helps the community and the world. I tend to contribute and partner with nonprofits like Heal the Bay and Bring the Elephant Home to create fundraisers that help them to achieve their goals for their local communities. During the spring semester of 2022 at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago I participated in a design course to help retired elephants in captivity with there rehabilitation process. My two woman team and I, and with The Elephant Sanctuary staffs scientific knowledge, we came up with an elephant specific design of a foot peddle called “Drumbo” for Sissy the elephant. Helping facilitate vibration through her foot to help soothe her. This foot pedal prototype I helped fabricate with steel and wood, is being used currently, and has been improved upon by The Elephant Sanctuary staff in Tennessee. As I continue to grow my business, it’s my hope that my artwork will inspire and ignite the passion within many others to help in this mission.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I hope to communicate through my work the importance of coexistence between humanity and nature. We are one with each other and must work together for the survival of humanity and nature. We can coexist with one another and we must continue for the entire ecosystem to thrive. Humanity and nature are interconnected on a soul level and through consciousness. People have the power to be the change in their local communities and advocate for wildlife, and for Mother Nature. I want people at the very least to feel something through my art and care about something greater than themselves. To inspire others to give back, and appreciate every living being on the planet. Spread love, harmony, and gratitude for existence with the world. My work is not the solution, but rather the start to a conversation on what is, and a glimpse into the possibilities for what could be our near future. We must come from the heart, united as one.

It’s definitely not an easy journey on the path I chose, but I enjoy the challenge of becoming, and I don’t regret being an artist. I have had many learning experiences as an artist and as a human being. The one that stands out the most is to never give up, even when you doubt your capabilities. Sometimes during or before a project starts, my dreams and ambitions for it can become overwhelming. Having faith in my abilities as an artist has been a transformative process, as I feel myself learning to let go of any doubts or fears. Once I trust my body and quiet my mind, that’s when I feel the flow of the magic happening. The art will speak for itself and guide my intuition, telling me what direction to take until it feels right. Trust yourself and you will be pleasantly surprised at what you can achieve, if you give yourself the chance to do so.

At a young age, Fallon Rabin has been on “One Simple Mission” to protect wildlife, nature, and the need for coexistence between humanity and nature. Born and raised in Southern California, Rabin is an intensely dedicated nature lover who paints/sculpts from her imagination, nature, and spiritual experiences. She creates art for a purpose, to foster her mission. Throughout her life, Rabin has practiced spirituality, reiki healing, and mindfulness. Since the age of eight, she has volunteered with non-profits including Heal the Bay and Bring the Elephant Home. In 2019, Rabin partnered with Wim Hof the Iceman and Bring the Elephant Home in Thailand, to organize a 5-day fundraiser/art installation to save elephants. Featuring 30 participants from 17 countries united to build the body of an elephant. Rabin’s environmental initiatives and community service efforts have earned her accolades from the mayors of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Thousand Oaks at the age of 16. In 2019, in response to her DAPL portfolio, Rabin was awarded a merit scholarship to study art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated with her BFA in May 2022. Her Universal Soul Connection Series was on view in the SAIC Spring 2022 Undergraduate Exhibition. Shortly after, in June 2022 Rabin was invited to showcase her Universal Soul Connection Series at Gary Spivey Spiritual Retreat and Gallery showing in Star, North Carolina. In September 2022, she displayed her new Soul Connection Series Part 2 at Gary Spivey Spiritual Retreat, having her second Solo Exhibition. In January 2023, she was invited to Las Vegas to showcase her recent Soul Connection work at Gary Spivey’s one day seminar. In May 2023, Rabin displayed her Spiritual Connection To Nature series at Gary Spivey’s Spiritual Retreat and Gallery Showing. Shortly after, becoming a finalist for the International Boynes Young Emerging Artist Award in Australia. A few days later, some of her Spiritual Connection To Nature series was put on display in Guess McCall Art Gallery in New Orleans, LA.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would ask my friend if they would be interested in going to the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles and enjoy the beautiful gardens, waterfalls, and meditation spots. I would probably order some tea for them there while taking in the scenery and giving thanks. I would also take them to Point Dume or Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu and go for a swim and/or surfing in the ocean with them. After some ocean time, I’d go hiking on some of the nearby trails and spend some more time in nature, because you know, Fallon loves nature. I love Sun Life Organics in Malibu and would most likely take them there for an Acai bowl afterwards. On another day, I would take them to the Santa Monica Pier to visit the Heal the Bay Aquarium and teach them about our local watersheds and marine life. If it’s on a Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanup day we could go volunteer to pick up trash as well in the morning. Then get a ticket from the Zoltar machine afterwards and grab a bite at True Foods nearby.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my family, my parents and close friends for supporting me in my endeavors to pursue a profession that is not the “norm” in our society. It can be challenging and scary sometimes starting from scratch, but also incredibly rewarding. I’m deeply humbled and immensely grateful, to have the privilege to follow my heart, create the life of my dreams. The saying, “it takes a village”, has never been more true than with my journey so far. I have been truly blessed to have so many wonderful teachers, mentors and great examples along the way. I could name everyone of them that have helped guide and encourage me in some form or another, but it would take a book to do so. Just to name a very few, Celeste Frederickson for her artistic expertise and creative space for me to grow into the artist I am today. Pam McDonnell for always saying yes to tireless hours of study time with me. Nancy Shrodes, Meredith McCarthy, and Heather Farrell for their encouragement and support in providing the platforms for my environmental advocacy. Michael Angelo for introducing me to my pal Treeman, and all of his media expertise and advice. Wim Hof for being an amazing force of nature, recognizing that force within me too, and giving me the opportunity to fundraise with him. Gary Spivey for providing me a space to share my artwork with the world. There are SO many others along my path that are just as special and deserving of this shoutout. I love and appreciate them all.

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