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The Watcher

The Watcher

Posted by Merc on 6/13/2009
 Featured by D-Wreck
This one was inspired after Dan P, Oden and I got together for a collab. We had a long philosophical talk about aliens and spiritual matters and how we felt they corresponded. Strangely enough afterward I went camping and caught a glimpse of what I feel was a ufo. Dan left some discs around so I threw them together and used some of the images from the collab. Cope made the crop circles and masked the piece. This was my second alien and the first images I blasted. Super chunk. As with all my stands this one was done by Slight Of Hand Metal Works!

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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


Comments
  • D-Wreck
    WOW
    D-Wreck: I think this is one of the dopest pieces I've seen from you........... damn!
    6/13/2009 7:37 PM
  • Joe Blow
    Off The Chain!!!
    Joe Blow: That shit is fuckin HOT!!! I also really dig that Mateo stand... looks great together.
    6/13/2009 7:40 PM
  • Corinne Winters
    Very nice work
    Corinne Winters: I believe....
    6/13/2009 8:04 PM
  • Crondo619
    Crondo619: That thing is to cool.
    6/13/2009 8:05 PM
  • TIE
    TIE: coolest thing I seen in a while...props
    6/13/2009 8:24 PM
  • KravinGlass
    KravinGlass: Nice!
    6/13/2009 8:30 PM
  • Lear
    Lear: THIS IS STRAIGHT ILL NANA ,,LOVE IT ,,,I AGREE WITH D-WRECK ,I TO THINK THIS IS ONE OF THEE SICKEST PIECES OF ART THAT YOUVE DONE,,GREAT JOB BRO,,REALLY ENJOY LOOKING AT THE GLASS YOU POST ,,,PEACE LEAR
    6/13/2009 9:11 PM
  • herbC
    dude!
    herbC: your detail is sick! got me yellin encore for sure.
    6/13/2009 11:04 PM
  • Stratisphere
    Stratisphere: think this is my favorite piece of yours,

    SICK!
    6/13/2009 11:08 PM
  • Skye Perry Norton
    Skye Perry Norton: Damd thats sick
    6/13/2009 11:53 PM
  • Sultan
    awesome!
    Sultan: i especially like the triangle circle blasted image on the back side of the mouthpiece. really neat
    6/14/2009 4:59 AM
  • J RED
    !!!
    J RED: yea boy frickin aliens. we killed it in p-town
    6/14/2009 9:12 AM
  • Blitzkriega
    dude
    Blitzkriega: i hardly ever comment on pieces, but I couln't restrain myself. this shit is top level stuff bro. all around. keep it classy!
    6/14/2009 9:33 AM
  • Salt
    very nice
    Salt: Yea well done you really brought it all together for this one. good use of the blasting, shit good job all around, this is truly a nice composition in addition to being a cool pipe! Put it on the mantle!
    6/14/2009 10:24 AM
  • Bare
    Wow!!!
    Bare: I am in awe of that piece you've made there...keep up the good work!
    6/14/2009 10:28 AM
  • TBird
    Sick!
    TBird: Great concept and well executed!
    6/14/2009 10:51 AM
  • Korey
    off the hook for sure
    Korey: killer piece
    6/14/2009 12:25 AM
  • Dan P
    They aint seen nothing yet! ;)
    Dan P: I like the way you finished that up! It looks like you got the hang of that new blasting equipment I knew youd like it! Ill hit you up soon about round two. Peace!
    6/14/2009 1:28 PM
  • Chris Carlson
    ^^^
    Chris Carlson: full circle, nice way to bring everything together..
    6/14/2009 2:38 PM
  • Hermit
    super sick
    Hermit: wow! nice one
    6/14/2009 3:31 PM
  • TurtleTimeGlass
    good vibes
    TurtleTimeGlass: Really sweet peace! Great theme work, really captures the mood. And I really like your personal write up, I totally feel that. A beautiful family to be a part of. Much love.
    6/14/2009 3:31 PM
  • Andy D
    Andy D: Real tight guy's! dig the sculpting on the alien and blasting.
    6/14/2009 3:40 PM
  • Lawson
    Lawson: So nice my friend....
    It was good to see ya for a bit hope next time we can get into a bitchin piece...
    Really dope work!!!!!!!!!
    6/14/2009 5:27 PM
  • Trevor Selby
    Super sickie
    Trevor Selby: really original!
    6/14/2009 7:32 PM
  • CalM
    proper
    CalM: indeed.super ill work. cant wait to see more..thanks!!
    6/14/2009 11:36 PM
  • G.B. Midas
    Greetings Earthlings
    G.B. Midas: We are now taking over!!!!!!!!!!!
    6/15/2009 2:20 AM
  • Brian Carignan
    Brian Carignan: look at all these comments = you know shes a winner!

    Love aliens.
    6/15/2009 4:15 AM
  • Byron Beres
    Byron Beres: soo good!!!!!
    6/15/2009 8:54 AM
  • B L U E S
    ALIEN WORKSHOP................
    B L U E S: GOOD STUFF MERC...........
    6/15/2009 12:12 AM
  • 42DEGREESA2
    WOW!!!
    42DEGREESA2: You killed it! Just sick... Great work man.

    -Matt
    6/15/2009 12:17 AM
  • Live Free
    very cool
    Live Free: so smooth looking! very nice piece!
    6/15/2009 1:26 PM
  • Freeek
    Freeek: hells yes!!!
    6/15/2009 3:44 PM
  • Talon
    Talon: rad
    6/15/2009 10:53 PM
  • MNP
    MNP: pimp
    6/16/2009 9:54 AM
  • Merc
    Merc: Wow!! I'm overwhelmed from your response! Thank you all so much. I'm very honored!
    peace to you all!
    6/16/2009 11:26 PM

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