About the Artist
An Artist in every sense of the word, Orly Faya has been a traveling artist for the better part of the last 17 years. This adventure of travel, creation, and innovation has seen her self expression dart between body art, photography, writing, and poetry, usually mixed in with a pinch of activism.
As a professional Artist with a background in Anthropology, Orly reached new heights of expression through her Mimetic Earth Series and is now in the process of writing the book to tell the story of this great journey of her life. Her work is primarily focused upon the topics of relatedness; between humanity and the earth, between man and woman, and significantly the relationship we all have with ourselves.
Known for her mimetic landscape ‘Merges’ in 2013, after a personal journey of healing took her to the Amazon of Peru to begin her work with plant medicine and a Peruvian shamana. There in that sacred space, potent visions compelled her to paint people into the world, which she has been doing ever since.
Her initial series of Artworks that ensued, known as ‘The Gaia Collection’, was exhibited around various galleries along the east coast of Australia, and became the foundation for her transformed practice, whereby everyday people are given the opportunity to become the canvas, and bare their bodies in the name of healing and art, celebrating our innate connection to the earth via personalised custom artworks.
Her work has given Environmental Organisations, the opportunity to speak their message loudly and her work continues to shine the light upon the issue via various international publications worldwide, as well as local councils, and companies alike.