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The Stress Worm

The Stress Worm

Posted by Merc on 2/20/2009
 Featured by WooD
Sculpted bubbler.

The other day it occurred to me that some stressful misfortunes seemed to be eating at me. The stress was caused by a variety of things including finances, friendships, business, and relationships. I felt like something was devouring my soul!!! I was not alone though because several of my friends seemed to be under going the same! Then it hit me, I've got a stress worm!!!! A heart and mind destroying parasite that thrives on negativity which can be spread host to host! If you catch it early enough you can extract and turn it to art reversing permanent damage!

16 inches tall, all Northstar mixes of rod and frit.
P.s. yo Ghost thanx for the blood inspiration, you really helped with my surgery and thanx to everything Stressful!!

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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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  • WooD
    OMG!
    WooD:

    Wizzzzzzzzzow man!!!

    Unreal work, hats off...........you may now exhale, the worm is gone!

    Again, WOW!!!
    2/20/2009 2:18 AM
  • Voorhees
    Great piece!
    Voorhees: I think I've got one eating away at my own head...
    2/20/2009 5:14 AM
  • Mr.Land
    FUCK YES
    Mr.Land: WOW SO HEADY!!!! I LOVE IT
    2/20/2009 7:07 AM
  • Lemurian Draconis
    HUH
    Lemurian Draconis: pretty sweet piece mercurious!!!!!!!?????!!!!!!!!!
    2/20/2009 7:28 AM
  • Know Ego
    Thats Bad Ass!
    Know Ego: Great concept. You know many people can relate to this piece right now. It embodies a visionary truth that words cannot explain.

    I guess the moral of the story would be "No Stress". Great job, Merc!
    2/20/2009 9:00 AM
  • Aymie McKesson
    he's so pretty
    Aymie McKesson: I love him...glad he's out...maybe need to check for little stress worm eggs...make sure they are ALL gone.
    2/20/2009 10:26 AM
  • Andy D
    Andy D: Super nice Merc!, is that stand glass or metal?
    2/20/2009 11:51 AM
  • Stratisphere
    Stratisphere: awesome!
    2/20/2009 2:34 PM
  • Mr Gray
    nice work- way to bring it back full circle!
    Mr Gray: I'm feeling the stress, off to work
    2/20/2009 4:12 PM
  • G.B. Midas
    @%#^@$&
    G.B. Midas: Damn that stress worm is a motherF(at)#ker-G
    2/20/2009 6:07 PM
  • B L U E S
    I THINK THAT 'S.......
    B L U E S: IN MY STOMACH ..........WAY TO FEEL INTO YOUR PIECE ....IT'S IN THE WATER EVERYONE'S FEELIN IT.....WORD
    2/20/2009 10:35 PM
  • TIE
    TIE: sick storie, sick piece, sick truth...word
    2/21/2009 9:12 AM
  • Freeek
    Freeek: love it!!!
    2/21/2009 9:58 AM
  • Live Free
    gnarly
    Live Free: thats some sick shit.. great work..
    2/21/2009 10:08 AM
  • Korey
    Nice one Merc
    Korey: out did yourself this time, that's some sick shit
    2/21/2009 10:58 AM
  • Salt
    Cool Shi*
    Salt: Nice one man way to put it into the work!
    2/21/2009 9:25 PM
  • Hubbard
    Hubbard: .....Indeed --very sick!!
    2/22/2009 10:50 AM
  • Dan P
    love it!
    Dan P: Great job Merc! Not just the concept but the execution the blood detail is sick!

    I would like to see one of your heads conquering and devouring the worm!!!
    2/22/2009 2:37 PM
  • Elks That Run
    Elks That Run: incredible!!!!!
    2/23/2009 2:58 PM
  • Lear
    Lear: hey Merc,thanks for the info bro,,and damn this piece is ill,i musta missed this one,sick work you put out,,thanks again ,peace Lear
    7/15/2009 9:59 AM
  • Dutchy Hubner Gallery
    Thanks Merc!
    Dutchy Hubner Gallery: Just put in a nice order with Darrel (at) Blast Shield! real nice people.Looking forward to you and I going to the Alex Grey living art institute 30 min away from the Gallery. I will have a studio for you to work in soon if you really want to come up and throw down I will post a pic of my New Tattoo for you soo too. So it Goes...
    7/30/2009 11:45 PM

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