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Hate Ate Heart

Hate Ate Heart

Posted by Merc on 8/6/2009
 Featured by JD Maplesden
This piece was made @ Wicked 66 In LasVegas during a class focusing on the core of creativity. I draw allot of inspiration from life. During the class i used this piece to illustrate that type of creativity. I feel that hate steals from our souls. In the glass world we go threw plenty of negative things but we can't let any of it devour our hearts. The stand was made by Mateo from slight of Hand Metal Works and is made from metal off of a safe from A famous hotel in Austin from 1840. The rib cave is hinged and has a skeleton key. Thanks to all who took the class and look for the piece at this trade show.

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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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  • JD Maplesden
    JD Maplesden: insane
    8/6/2009 1:40 AM
  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow: very nice brother!!!
    8/6/2009 5:51 AM
  • Aymie McKesson
    this things is so sick
    Aymie McKesson: I wish everyone could see it in person
    8/6/2009 7:26 AM
  • Chad G
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    Chad G: Awsome..............From the thought behind it to the manifested piece....You all nailed it.....Heart felt
    8/6/2009 7:34 AM
  • Phatt Ass Glass
    mad props
    Phatt Ass Glass: those guys are super chill at wicked 66... great piece
    8/6/2009 7:34 AM
  • Lawson
    Very dope my friend.....
    Lawson: Great + concept=$$$$$$$$
    Wish i could make it to the show,
    have a good time homie
    8/6/2009 8:18 AM
  • Freeek
    Freeek: SICK!!!
    8/6/2009 8:34 AM
  • Voorhees
    Voorhees: Nice!!
    8/6/2009 8:39 AM
  • Lear
    Lear: so sick bro,,,youe work is the shit,,peace LEAR
    8/6/2009 8:43 AM
  • 42DEGREESA2
    WOW!!!
    42DEGREESA2: Just nasty bro!!!
    8/6/2009 9:22 AM
  • Slinger
    Slinger: nice textrure! very cool piece!
    8/6/2009 12:28 AM
  • Byron Beres
    badass
    Byron Beres: really f#$!in sweet
    8/6/2009 8:01 PM
  • herbC
    herbC: speechless.
    8/7/2009 9:21 AM
  • D-Wreck
    D-Wreck: fucking CRAZY!
    8/7/2009 2:43 PM
  • Hermit
    Hermit: amazing!!
    8/11/2009 10:59 AM
  • Daddy O
    Daddy O: SICK! The ribcage stand is a nice touch too.
    8/12/2009 2:36 PM

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