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, Jewellery, photography, writing, and poetry.
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.
We are all born with dispositions, and I was born curious and courageous.
They dubbed me the little philosopher when I finished primary school and my thirst for knowledge lead me into a Law degree, that ended with a passion for travelling and a Bachelor in Anthropology. Today, I have been travelling this planet (and dimensions beyond) for 17 years and during that time I have met many wondrous beings from many walks of life. I have lived in many corners of the world including Australia, Israel, India, Peru, and Costa Rica and developed my sense of what it means to be a human and what it means to be alive against this extensive and expansive backdrop of physical and spiritual exploration.
I grew up in a vibrant cross-cultural household, as one of five children, and the significance of what it means to ‘belong’ somewhere has been a central theme of my life. My background in Anthropology has been woven into my passion for Ontology, becoming my main thread of exploration, what I refer to as ‘Cultural Liminality’. Such an idea attends to the spaces within and between the typical categories of race, nationality and gender; a space that my generation has been privy to becoming and thus revealing the endless shades of humanity.
As an Artist, I paint, write and speak that which I feel called to express for the expansion of consciousness. As with many artists, these modalities are my vehicles for self actualisation and healing, and thus all my creative works and services are held and guided by this premise, supporting others along their journey in the same way.
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between their work and their play; their labor and their leisure; their mind and their body; their education and their recreation. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence through whatever they are doing, and leave others to determine whether they are working or playing. To themselves, they always appear to be doing both.”
- L.P. Jacks
My early dissatisfaction with status quo lead me into a life of adventure, expansion and creative sustenance.
My emotional sensitivity lead me to becoming emotionally flexibility and comfortable with the uncomfortable.
My passion for all things beautiful lead me into many avenues of the arts, from the digital realms to painting on people’s bodies.
My desire to develop and transcend boundaries found the language of self development and coaching in my teenage years, and has lead me to recognise the therapeutic spirit in everything that I do.
My happiest moments have been when I have lived the simplest.
I do not fit into a category, and I celebrate this by offering my unique perspective and wisdom to all those who wish to break out of the stories that dictate what is possible.
The 2 years I spent studying law taught me about the dangers of depending upon a flawed and biased system.
Studying psychology showed me that compartmentalising human behaviour within a cultural container, creates sweeping global diagnostics that can lead to limiting beliefs.
My BA in Anthropology and eighteen years of solo world travel has given me deep empathy and relatedness to the diversity of human experience, and solace that indeed we are one humanity on this planet Earth.
Journeying with plant medicine, has taught me that things are not what they seem and healing is paramount.
My connection to authenticity has taught me distinguish between the sabotaging voice in my head and the underlying issues plaguing me,
My commitment to personal integrity has taught me to honour myself in every moment of time, regardless of what is written on a paper.
My joy from being in the nature has lead me to being a passionate environmental activist that has collaborated with many successful organisations including World Wild Fund, Planet Ark, The Biosphere Foundation, Bob Brown Foundation and more.
Today, I teach people how to be free through creativity, how to step into the magical vortex of possibility and become powerful creators’ of their dreams, and how to nurture an abundant life through gratitude.
I support people in living their lives fully, courageously and graciously with every breath that they take, so that together, we awaken to our infinite source of potential as humans on earth.