Great camouflage: how naked people blend into the landscapeBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/great-camouflage-how-naked-people-blend-into-the-landscape1.html
New York artist Trina Merry paints very unusual paintings. The canvas for her creations are the naked bodies of models, which she masterfully fits into the background. Trina travels around the world, painting the naked heroes of her works against the backdrop of the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, the buildings of Istanbul, Los Angeles, Seattle and other cities. At the same time, the girl works quite quickly: it takes from 1 to 3 hours of work for each "picture".
(20 photos in total)
"I just draw on people's bodies, and then photograph them against the landscape. It creates a hyperrealistic illusion that my models simply merge with the background," Trina said.
"Body art is the oldest form of art that existed even before rock art. I am delighted with how in those distant times different tribes used the language of symbols to indicate belonging to a particular social group. Nowadays we use other things to demonstrate our status, but the principle is the same," the artist explained.
The model stands in front of New York Central Station.
And this is the Pacific coast: a model poses against the backdrop of the Seattle urban landscape.
A couple kisses in front of the LOVE sign in New York. Trina was inspired by the famous picture of a sailor kissing a nurse during the Second World War.
Mont Saint-Michel Abbey, Normandy, France.
Galata Tower, Istanbul.
Empire State Building, New York.
A bench and numerous bushes in the High Line Park in New York.
Los Angeles, California, USA.
"People love my work, they hate it, they think I'm a genius, they don't understand anything and ask me a lot of questions, they are afraid of nudity and admire the human body," Trina said. The picture shows models against the background of the White House, Washington, DC, USA.
Mother and child in the woods, Fenton, Michigan.
Pavement of Giants, Ireland.
The station of the New York subway "Union Square".
Three women on the background of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Lake Tahoe, the border of the states of California and Nevada.
A model in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Colored rocks in the vicinity of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC.