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.
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.
With a clear focus on environmental and humanitarian activism, Orly's creative contributions have extended to World Wildlife Fund, The Biosphere Foundation, Madhima Gulgan Community Association, BeardsOn Initiative, The Bob Brown Foundation, TreeSisters, and Planet Ark.
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