This is a piece that my good friend Whodanish started building in my shop along time ago and since he has taken a long while off I decided to put some life into the dust gathering pieces. I owe allot to Whodanish, back in the day he pushed me and made me become more aware of the way my work looked and functioned. He also has helped so many of the artists in our town [though many of them never even mention his name when giving up props even though if it were not for him most of them wouldn't even know how to make a proper spoon]. So this is for you hommie! I put most of it together, shaped it, did the horns and Whodanish made the stock and did the patterns. Cool piece, old school and about 13 inches tall! 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!
<><><> Chad G: I like it...Very honorable of ya to give props like that...It's good to have people like that to push a brother...It's also good to see pieces sitting around become alive....Appreciation to the fullness...
2/10/2009 7:35 AM