Urban Camouflage Body painting by Trina Merry

Dodging people, traffic, and even at times, police, NYC bodypainter Trina Merry uses guerrilla tactics to create live painting performances on the street and documents them with photography. Her hyper-real illusions camouflage subjects into their surroundings. Juxtaposing the hard lines of architecture with the soft curves of the body, she explores the historic messages of gender placed on New York infrastructure: for example, the tension between the lines of the bridge with the imperfectly beautiful curves of a woman reaching ambitiously within a masculine structure or identity and voyeurism in the chaotic, neon-tinged streets of New York City.