rebels with a heart

Earth Family emerged in 2020, during a time of collective isolation, from & for a vision of reverence and reconnection.

We are a non-profit, ethos-inspired creative studio generating art and activism projects.

Our projects speak for the voice-less and touch upon social taboos to affect positive change. We inspire a way of seeing the current state of the world as an opportunity for a loving reconnection with ourselves, each other and our planet.

Earth Family is under the direction and care of Marisa Papen and Michael Chichi — who reside on the Big Island of Hawaii as both creative allies and husband & wife.

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As a lighthouse of beauty for our foggy world, our ethos illuminates our philosophy and provides us with a moral compass. From this direction we are guided to the projects we bring alive and artists we collaborate with.

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creative studio

Our practice is art, design, poetry, music, production, publishing, photography & film. Often we collaborate with artists to bring our projects to life.

We believe that art has the capacity to inspire connection, widen minds & open hearts.  

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We transform currency into beauty through the generous support of our donors.

Our nature is regenerative, all revenue provided through our art flows back into our fund to initiate future endeavors. 

If you wish to support us, learn more.


growing a garden of visions that flower with beauty, hope and inspiration.


Marisa Papen

Founder & Artistic Director

Marisa is an artist, activist and naturalist. She became internationally known for her controversial work involving religion, body freedom & censorship. Though her artivism she has been pushing boundaries, as much as societyʼs as her own.

She challenges beliefs and raises questions by immersing her body in the most controversial environments or most natural wonders of this planet. She sees our soft spot for beauty as a tool to restore imbalances upon earth. Willing to put both body and mind at risk, Marisa intends to create a lasting impact by unveiling the undeniable beauty & interconnectedness of our planet.

Michael Chichi

Founder & Artistic Director

Michael is an artist, designer, photographer, & musician. As a creative director for over 20 years, he has worked at the intersection of design, branding & new media. Along the way, working with eminent brands such as Apple, RedBull, Virgin, Pixar, and Samsung, and for a handful of imaginative startups.

He aspires to create artistic and emotional beauty, to combine seemingly unrelated ideas into something new, and to stretch beyond the ordinary in pursuit of purpose and meaning.

Robbe Papen

Community Liason & Production

Robbe graduated as a marketeer in 2019. Still young in the field, he already gained experience across Europe on freelancer basis. His knowledge of health and fitness is translated into vibrating positive energy.

His grounding spirit has the capacity to calm rooms, make them lighter, yet more full. He currently works as the head of marketing for Out Of Use, a company that recycles and refurbishes electronics.


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Our work is made possible by the generosity & support of our donors. Earth Family is a registered 501c(3) non-profit.

If you connect with our vision and would like to support our efforts, learn more ︎