by Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

Body-paint artist Trina Merry knows a thing or two about invisibility – and she proves you don’t need some magic cloak to hide in plain sight! Using body paint, she paints her nude models for hours and hours to blend perfectly with their backgrounds. Some of the landmarks they’ve used as backdrops include the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the city’s famous skyline.

‘I wanted to engage the city and understand it and make some observations’, explained Merry. ‘So instead of a person right in front of the Empire State building or the Statue of Liberty, they’re softly in the background, and you’ve got more of a reflective view of the person within the landscape’.

She got the idea right after she moved to New York from San Francisco. The city’s liberal laws regarding public nudity helped with Merry’s process, which required her models to stand buck naked outdoors for quite some time. You can find out more about the artist here.

Via Visual News