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Scream if you want to go faster! Amazing pictures of models covered in body paint and contorted into human motorbikes

  • The athletes are painted and fitted together for five-minute shoots over 18 hours
  • Artist Trina Merry says she is inspired by what our bodies can and can't do
By  Emma Reynolds
These bizarre bikes are sure to get plenty of engines racing.
The incredible motorcycles are made from human models covered in bodypaint and contorted into amazing shapes.
Artist Trina Merry, from San Francisco, California, has made a dirt bike, cruiser and sports bike out of her flexible subjects.

Engines racing: The incredible designs will be used to front a major motor show as it tours the U.S.

Racy creations: The models are covered with natural, hypoallergenic paints, which is touched up once they are in position

Masterful marvel: The cruiser bike is sure to impress motor enthusiasts when Trina Merry's Hollywood talent goes on the road
The surreal vehicles are now about to be used to front a high-profile U.S. motor show. 
All of the speed queen models are athletes, and are made to pose in position for between five and six minutes over a period of up to 18 hours.
They are completely naked except for patches covering their modesty.
Ms Merry then slathers them with hypoallergenic paint, using brushes and spray-cans, partly before they pose and partly once in position.
She previously designed for films and TV in Hollywood, before taking a break to work all over the world creating bodyart.
'I suppose it started when I went to a rock concert working with an Australian band,' she said. 'They asked me to get on stage covered in body paint and I ended up doing it in front of 300 people.

Out on a limb: Another view of the cruiser bike in this behind-the-scenes shot exposes the anatomy of the design


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