“Lost in Wonder” Hides Body Painted Models in Modern Wonder’s Plain Sight

Dec 7, 2015

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“Lost in Wonder” Hides Body Painted Models in Modern Wonder’s Plain Sight

Dec 7, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Giza Pyramids Web
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Somethings the things that elude us are the things that are right under our nose. Say a naked model. Artist Trina Merry (previously) examined how modern selfie-stick culture impacts the great wonders of the world. Her way to do so was to place a naked yet body painted model against Wonders of the Modern world and camouflage them to blend in with the background.

Each photo is not just a wonder of body-painting art, but also has a say about modern culture. So for example the Petra piece has the model climbing the walls of historical place.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge, UK
Petra Web
Petra, Jordan
Mexico Web
Chicen Itza, Mexico
Machu Picchu Web
Machu Picchu, Peru
Great Wall of China Web
Great Wall of China
Easter Island 3 Web
Easter Island
Easter Island 2 Web
Easter Island
Easter Island 1 Web
Easter Island
Colusseum Web
Colosseum, Italy

Here is how Trina describes the series:

In this series, “Lost in Wonder”, Merry travelled to the Modern Wonders of the World. Surrounded by the aged at the end of their lives climbing stairs with modified ski poles and honeymooners breezing past sites holding selfie sticks, Merry examines Western tourisms impact on memory making, bucket list dreams, and decaying architecture.
Merry included “wonder” as a part of her process to create these works. She and her model traveled to each site and took a historical tour of the site, often with a private guide. Merry then returned to the site to sit and observe the architecture, decay, energy of the people and effects of tourism on the sites. Finally Merry returned with her subject to create the work over a period of 1-3 hours onsite, creating and giving energy to the site

Here is a closer look at some of the makeup involved:

bts at Colosseum Merry and James at Machu Picchu

[Lost in Wonder | Trina Merry]

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2 responses to ““Lost in Wonder” Hides Body Painted Models in Modern Wonder’s Plain Sight”

  1. Ehershell West Avatar
    Ehershell West

    “Lost in Wonder” as to why this boring image was selected for ” things that elude us,” when the principal subject is centered and sharply outlined and clearly outstanding against the background?

    1. Mark Avatar
      Mark

      Ok get out there and show us what YOU got.