Trina Merry Body Painting Series “Sweet Land Of Liberty”

Dodging people, traffic, and even at times, police, Merry uses guerrilla tactics to create live painting performances on the street and documents them with photography. Her hyper-real illusions camouflage subjects into their surroundings. These momentarily reflects the temporal nature of her surroundings in a manner similar to Tibetan sand painters: “Bodypaint is an ancient art form and the use of ochre on the skin dates back 425,000 years and has a deeper part in all of our cultures than people tend to realize. Painting on the body is a distinctly human experience; it creates a special connection to a person that other visual art forms have trouble accomplishing. This work has a heartbeat and a breath, it is dynamically alive. The ephemeral nature of bodypaint forces focus and reflects on the reality of existence”.

Trina Merry body painting series Sweet Land of Liberty
Lincoln Memorial
Trina Merry body painting series Sweet Land of Liberty
White House – Embrace
Trina Merry body painting series Sweet Land of Liberty
Jefferson Memorial
Trina Merry body painting series Sweet Land of Liberty
Freedom Tower
Trina Merry body painting series Sweet Land of Liberty
Independence Hall

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