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Artist Makes Naked Women Disappear Into Manhattan Skyline

Taxi drivers are big fans, apparently.

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Trina Merry has been causing quite a stir with her remarkable creations in New York.

AP Photo/Trina Merry

The 33-year-old blends semi-nude models into the city’s famous landmarks during painstaking sessions.

Merry said she came up with the idea after moving to New York from San Francisco.
AP Photo/Trina Merry

Merry said she came up with the idea after moving to New York from San Francisco.

“I wanted to engage the city and understand it and make some observations,” she told the Associated Press.

“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.’’
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

“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.’’

Merry is able to create her works of art thanks to the apparent indifference of New York's law enforcement to a woman standing semi-naked in the middle of a street.

AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner

However, the artist and her models do still receive considerable attention from pedestrians and taxi drivers.

AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner

Model Jessica Mellow, who posed in front of Manhattan Bridge in just a bikini bottom and running shoes, said: “It feels great to be painted."

AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner

“You feel the transformation process. The brush itself, it’s really soft. It feels more like a massage.’’

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews