Trina Merry paints bodies in a way so that they blend into famous landmarks and this is what happened when we were commissioned to direct this shoot outside Big Ben in Westminster, Central London, UK.
Trina is well known for her special ‘camouflage’ series of art works where she paints on a model, and having painted on both males and females and previously having started painting in New York. She arrived in the UK to spend some time traveling across the country to showcase her unique creations and she chose London’s Westminster as it represented British history, as well as modern day tourism and the famous multicultural melting pot that London has become.
“By camouflaging our model into the backdrop of what is one of the most iconic British landmarks, I also feel it represents the often isolated and quite lonely experience of someone who visits from abroad, particularly those who may choose to live here and belong to a foreign culture.” Trina told us whilst creating her piece outside Big Ben in London.
“Yet despite my own outside culture, for some strange reason I feel very connected to the history of Britain, and whilst creating this art piece in this location I am almost overwhelmed by the feelings it invokes in me!”
Trina’s creations can take up to eight hours to complete as she mixes the colours to match the backgrounds of where the models are standing.
To find out more about her broader work visit trinamerry.com
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