Trina Merry and the Fine Art of Bodypainting

Trina Merry created a series of striking images of models camouflaged in with local D.C. landmarks. Here, she talks more about her visit to D.C. and her unique work. On your website, you say musician Amanda Palmer introduced you to bodypaint. How did this meeting happen and how did it change you?  I worked in…

Civil War Ghosthunters

In 2005, I accompanied a team of paranormal investigators as they looked for ghosts at The Antietam National Battlefield. The resulting article appeared in The Frederick News-Post. Seeing as it’s the week of Halloween, I’m bringing the story back from the dead and posting it here: Civil War Ghosthunters: Seeking Antietam’s Supernatural  

Why Visual Art Keeps Invading My Fiction

I rebelled by being conventional, by NOT going to art school. The product of three generations of visual artists, I studied Political Science, then moved from California to Washington, D.C. for internships. I wore ties. I went to press briefings. Of course, this lead to a quarter-life crisis to which my mom said, “The problem is you’re…