Always loved Alex Grey and this piece is a product of my vision from the the Sacred mirrors book. This was made on the 13th of April. The piece features a defused down stem in the main can and a reverse Hop"s style inline. In the tripod there are eyes representing the three stages of the eye, open, shut, closed. Salt is a good friend of mine is the first cat I saw do what I consider a realistic type of human eyes and I hope to be able to pull off as nice an eye as his one day!!! Thanx Salt and Alex Grey!!!! right behind the bowl to the right theres a piece of moldavite to represent universal travel. For the super blue parts I used Quantum tubing stuff n puffs and the rest I was my own mix!! The piece took three and a half days and was 13 inches tall at the mouthpiece and 8 inches wide. Hope you enjoy!!
Merc has been on the torch since 1999 working with fire. He is known for his functional work inspired by psychedelics, fantasy art, color flow, and sacred geometry. He has been a poet, a writer, and educator, an Industry representative, a gas tech, a consultant, a tool designer, a color tester, an MC, a Glass artists, and a pipe maker. He has been an active member of the Colorado Project for 3 years. Merc has played many roles within the industry. He was the host of the American Glass Expo Awards for 4 years and was nominated for artist of the year for four years himself. He has developed a working glassblowing set up in major convention centers across the states and in Canada. He was the glass blowing feature area designer for the International Glass Show in los Angeles, CA as well as the Treating Yourself Expo in Toronto, CA. As a visionary artist Merc has been a key figure in the boro-sculptural revolution. He is known for his working knowledge of color as well as cutting edge techniques of sculpting, line-work, marbles, hollow vessel, cane, vacuum encasement, sand blasting, electroforming, and multimedia installment pieces. Big ups to his sponsors: Northstar glass, Blastshield, Whoopzip, Grassroots, EU Glass, 33 and 1/3rd, Hot Breath Magazine and Ryot, and Skillet Tools!