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''Journey of the Shamen''

''Journey of the Shamen''

Posted by Merc on 2/9/2009
 Featured by Glass Munky
 Nominated for Feature by G.B. Midas
A week or two ago Freeek and I got our families together and we got a chance to build a couple of monsters. All and all it took us 5 days to knock out two incredible pieces. This is the smaller of the two and is nothing short of beautiful. It sports some fillachello discs and an eye bowl, Whipped horns,a moldavite earplug, an opal plug and a facet cut by Cowboy glass. 19 Inches and heavy!!! All Northstar of course. This is the small one like I said so be ready for the big one to be unveiled at the Champs show at the Glass Aficionado booth as well as being in one of the up coming issues. Freeek is an amazing talent with a beautiful family and i am proud that he is one of my good friends. The fact of how fast we made these pieces is still blowing my mind! Peace

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 Artist:   Merc  ( ) Contact Artist 
Merc
Merc-functional glass artist 1999-present

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!



mercewaters@gmail.com


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  • G.B. Midas
    Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    G.B. Midas: Great work, congrats. Can't wait to see the rest of this project at the show.-G
    2/9/2009 5:52 AM
  • Voorhees
    Voorhees: Nice work, can't wait to see the other one.
    2/9/2009 6:42 AM
  • BigJ402
    phatty color
    BigJ402: That green is sick.Are you still mixing colors?phat stuff good work.
    2/9/2009 6:43 AM
  • Mr Gray
    nice ones
    Mr Gray: looks like you guys had fun
    2/9/2009 7:10 AM
  • Lennon
    Nice
    Lennon: work guy's
    2/9/2009 7:24 AM
  • Stratisphere
    Stratisphere: great mix of styles
    2/9/2009 7:44 AM
  • Korey
    nice one guy's
    Korey: the two styles compliment each other
    2/9/2009 7:58 AM
  • TIE
    TIE: 2 of me favs, hella slick work...
    2/9/2009 8:14 AM
  • Lear
    THATS ILL...
    Lear: THAT PIECE IS FUCKIN ILL ,REALLY NICE WORK GUYS ,WANT TO SEE THE BIG GUY..KEEPEM COMING GUYS YOU WORK WELL TOGETHER,PEACE LEAR
    2/9/2009 8:45 AM
  • B L U E S
    NICE.............
    B L U E S: like the greenz..............
    2/9/2009 11:35 AM
  • Know Ego
    Wow!
    Know Ego: That's one of a kind.
    Awesome piece.
    2/9/2009 2:27 PM
  • Live Free
    sick
    Live Free: amazing work guys... looks like alot of fun!~
    2/9/2009 2:46 PM
  • Shad West Coast
    nice fillachello
    Shad West Coast: clean on the filla chelly.......nice one merc....solid ...nice stand too like the twisted metal....
    2/9/2009 5:30 PM
  • Freeek
    Freeek: Hot Damn! Looks good on the stand! Thanks for all the kind words everyone...Merc, had a blast...glad i got to kick it for a minute and meet the family...definitly good to work and flow with you...until next time...be on the look out fo the big green machine...
    2/9/2009 7:21 PM
  • Schmitz
    Schmitz: I love it!!! You guys are awesome
    2/9/2009 8:20 PM
  • Joe Blow
    NICE!
    Joe Blow: Can't wait to see the big one. Sucks that I missed Freeek while he was in town. Seems like everyone had a blast.
    2/10/2009 8:02 AM
  • Slinger
    @#
    Slinger: wild style!
    2/10/2009 8:28 AM
  • Doshworld
    wonderlust
    Doshworld: very nice merc, a peace to be very proud of!!!
    2/10/2009 11:20 AM
  • Elks That Run
    Elks That Run: killin it!
    2/11/2009 9:26 PM
  • herbC
    herbC: rockin it merc
    2/12/2009 11:56 AM
  • Lear
    hey ...
    Lear: thanks for the kind words ,,peace lear
    4/30/2009 3:19 PM
  • Marni
    yo!
    Marni: sup teamster! wow, you got all our heads spinnin here. thank you greatly for coming out to lost wages to share your knowledge. I absolutly loved your class! i'm still fighting with abstract and realizm, but its always a struggle, right?i'm gonna grab your # from the man and should be hittin you up soon. hope you made it home safe. peas
    5/2/2009 12:15 AM
  • Byron Beres
    Byron Beres: Shamen are demtional travlers.what demention is this work of art from.surley not ours.
    6/19/2009 4:02 PM
  • Brando
    Brando: I WANNA SEE AN INDIAN OUTLAW .SUPER DOPE
    8/11/2009 11:06 AM

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