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Body art illusions

Posted by: Jo Briton

Categories: Creative,

Thu, 12 Jun 2014

These body art illusions are simply fascinating. Created by Trina Merry, a San Francisco based body-painting artist, her images make clever use of the human bodies hiding underneath the paint. Her most recent work is ‘Human Motorcycle Project’ and you can see some of the pictures here.


Merry sometimes photographs her work herself, but often works with other photographers as well, because the illusion is best when viewed from a certain angle and under certain lighting. Her images can feature anywhere from one model to 17 or even more.

The Fiat 500 Abarth advert was produced by Merry working together with her teacher and mentor Craig Tracy and is amazing.


For more of Merry’s work please see her website. She has so many varying styles it is difficult to show them all here and appreciate them fully. Although the human car and motorcycle project is extremely clever and shows the power of the human body with the rigidity of the muscles; I like her Secret Garden series, which shows a more delicate and fragile side of the human body.


Source: Bored Panda




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