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Astrological Signs Cleverly Reimagined with Strategically-Painted Body Art

Using paint and strategically placed bodies, artist Trina Merry and her team have creatively reimagined the 12 astrological signs. This impressive body art project is aptly-titled Astrology Symbols, and to pull it off, 60 flexible models were painted and posed over the course of a year.

Thanks to Merry's incredible talents, you must look closely to see that these astrology signs are formed by people. In painting models' entire bodies – even their hair – she disguises them, transforming multiple people into one cohesive-looking symbol. Often, there's a central person posed with secondary figures who offer their arms and legs to become a bull's horns, a scorpion's tail, and a crab's pincers. Check out the video below to see the amazing metamorphosis happen.

Above: Leo








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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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