Trina Merry, ‘Enchanted Forest’, 2013, The Watermill Center

About Trina Merry

Trina Merry creates unique body art for projects that range from avant-garde performance works in museums to commercial advertising campaigns. “Painting on the body creates a special connection to a person that other visual art forms have trouble accomplishing; it’s a distinctly human experience,” Merry explains. “I am a conceptual artist and often I am inspired by the bodies themselves—by what they can and can’t do.” By matching the painted body to and incorporating it into a physical landscape, she blurs the line of reality for both the viewer and the subject.