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I Always loved Alex Grey Part 3 {Based on Progress of the soul from the book Sacred Mirrors}

I Always loved Alex Grey Part 3 {Based on Progress of the soul from the book Sacred Mirrors}

Posted by Merc on 4/18/2009
 Featured by herbC
 Nominated for Feature by Zig
This is the final in this series. Exactly one year after Part 1 and it is finally complete. I chose The name of the piece because I felt a large connection to what is discussed and expressed by the Artist on relationships, work , purpose and ones own mortality. Other wise coming to know ourselves. The thought of looking or seeing is a gift. Sight invokes images that we relate to reality. The use of different eyes in my pieces represent the eyes of perception and are kind of my own reflections staring back at myself. Art is all of us! 16 inches and hefty! The hand is solid. Thanks to all who have inspired as well as luck! thank you all!!!!

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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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  • Frankie Hess Diligence
    Frankie Hess Diligence: Your work is very inspirational to say the least! Thank you for sharing your expression.

    I am personally trying to find how to express myself in my own work and reading what others draw from helps inspire me to draw from the things I truely love. I am slowly getting out of a production mind set and into an artistic one and every little inspiration is a huge step!

    Thanks again!!!!!! Your work is amazing.......
    4/19/2009 7:55 AM
  • herbC
    word Hess
    herbC: nice one Merc! cant wait to get down. sum day-peace.
    4/19/2009 8:55 AM
  • Dan P
    CoSM
    Dan P: Alex Grey is the man, and so are you! I was just showing my girl some of his work online the other day.
    This series is some of my fav work of yours! molecule sickness!!!
    Peace!
    4/19/2009 10:17 AM
  • G.B. Midas
    Yea man
    G.B. Midas: Love this series cant wait to see what is next!-MiDaS
    4/19/2009 11:00 AM
  • Know Ego
    Nice 1 Merc
    Know Ego: The artist statement is great. Good stuff.
    Peace.
    4/19/2009 11:02 AM
  • D-Wreck
    D-Wreck: i used to own that book also! great piece bro!
    4/19/2009 12:31 AM
  • Andy D
    Andy D: Yo Merc another sick one. Keep killin it. I love how Alex Greys art has changed so many minds. From a visual image. Pc Bro
    4/19/2009 1:24 PM
  • Lear
    SICK...
    Lear: AS FUCK MANG,SERIOUSLY FUCKIN ILL,CANT WAIT TO SEE THE NEXT ONES ,PEACE LEAR
    4/19/2009 3:19 PM
  • Lawson
    Lawson: Always a fan of your work...
    this one is most def one of my favs
    super nice Merc, Keepum cumin....
    4/19/2009 3:36 PM
  • Mr.Land
    Super heady
    Mr.Land: That face is my fav so far and the hand on the back killing it man!
    4/19/2009 5:17 PM
  • B L U E S
    INTENSE....................
    B L U E S: well thought out piece ...lots of feeling went into this piece......
    4/19/2009 7:41 PM
  • DBL Heady Glass
    VERRY
    DBL Heady Glass: DOPE... damn... just sick detail. I'm just now getting into human form and it's ridiculously hard. But damn you see stuff like this and it keeps me pushin! really great stuff Merc. thanks for sharing bro.
    peace,
    Dave-RNSGA
    4/20/2009 4:11 AM
  • AKM
    hot piece
    AKM: dude has sweet plugs. nice detail. keep em coming!
    4/20/2009 7:29 AM
  • Zoo
    Zoo: Nothing short of amazing yo!!!
    4/20/2009 7:41 AM
  • Irie Sun
    I really enjoy
    Irie Sun: seeing the piece infront of you. for size refrenece. Real nice thanks for posting
    4/20/2009 10:53 AM
  • Abe-a-tron
    Abe-a-tron: Fuck ya man sick sicko. Love the faces.
    Abe
    4/20/2009 2:13 PM
  • Merc
    Merc: Thank all of you so much for everything that you are! Thanks Frankie that is greatly appreciated! I hope to meet everyone I haven't met out there and peace to all the hommies! More to come. Pipers rule!
    4/20/2009 3:51 PM
  • Hubbard
    Sick work!
    Hubbard: Nice one yo! im trying to think of a clever comment but im drunk an can't, blahb;ah yadayada niceglasss
    4/21/2009 1:29 AM

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