Trina Merry, a talented bodypainting artist based in San Francisco, will prove to you that one of the best, most beautiful, and most dynamic artistic canvases in the world is the human body. Her “Human Motorcycle Project” is only the latest of many illusion art and bodypainting works by Merry.
Her photographed illusion drawings make clever use of the human bodies hiding underneath the paint. In one image, a model’s sensuous contours give the image an alluring mystique, while in another, the posing models’ tensed muscles lend the resulting image their raw power. Her recent “Human Motorcycle Project” is an excellent example of her creative ideas’ dynamism, but it can be seen in all of her work.
Merry sometimes photographs her works of art herself, but often works with other photographers as well, because the optical illusions are best when viewed from a certain angle and under certain lighting. Her images can feature anywhere from one model to 17 or even more. She also isn’t afraid of employing diverse artistic styles – although she seems to have a preference for automobiles and motorcycles, she has also worked with abstract motifs as well.
If you like her unique artworks, be sure to check out our other body art posts on Bored Panda. More and more artists are embracing this intimate art form!
(Note: For this Fiat ad, Merry worked together with her teacher and mentor Craig Tracy)
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