at one with nature: artist merges naked subjects with environment

Orly Faya, 31, who describes herself as a travelling artist and healer, said nature is her ‘studio’ into which she takes her subjects outdoors among backdrops and covers them in body paint.

faya - man and moutain

Artist: Orly Faya Source: Daily Mail Online – UK

Orly, who was born in Australia, where she is currently based, but has been traveling since she was 18 and is soon going to Peru, has been traveling the world for years working on her art and more recently doing ‘mergings.’

faya - woman and sea

Artist: Orly Faya Source: Daily Mail Online – UK

From Orly Faya”

‘Today, people get painted into the earth to celebrate their bodies, to celebrate weddings and anniversaries, to celebrate their time spent in a particular location or their homes, to heal illness and disease and to celebrate new health after surviving terminal conditions and to simply enjoy the experience under the brush.

‘There are many reasons why people want to connect with nature, with their fundamental human origins and I appreciate that the value of this process is far more than final artworks – rather is is about healing through vulnerability trust magic and beauty.’

 

faya at work

Artist: Orly Faya Source: Daily Mail Online – UK

Read more: Daily Mail Online UK: “At One with Nature”

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