Orly Faya's "Shivasana Flower" Fine Art Print
Painted and photographed in Costa Rica, here lies a florist becoming one with her flowers, unity of being and doing, human and nature, created to communicate beauty and rest. Lying in the final resting pose known as Shivasana, this artwork takes on an existential aura, with a sensation of death and rebirth.
Available in One Size Only
36cm x 90cm
About the Artist
My name is Orly and I grew up in Sydney, with a heritage that stretches to Eastern Europe, Scotland and Israel. I left Aussie shores as fast as I could at the age of 18, travelled extensively before I completed a BA in anthropology at Macquarie university in 2006 and have spent the majority of the last 18 years living in various corners of this beautiful earth and learning about the different people of the world.
I have always been a creative, whether it be with colours, or words or dance... I drew and painted since I was little, it was always the most obvious thing for me to do to become calm and centred.
There was a big break in my life, when I delved deep into the academics of law and psychology and anthropology, only to discover that my connection to my true sense of inner peace was being jeopardised. I learnt that painting would keep me connected and that the bottom line of success was going to be measured through my personal sense of wholeness and happiness only.
My body painting journey began a decade ago, and the body of work from my last 7 years of work has focused primarily on painting people into the world, and stems from one of the most primal lessons that I have ‘remembered’ over the years - Simply, that we humans originate from the earth, are completely interconnected to the biosphere, and will return to the earth when we die, as with all things.