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”.