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"Infested" (Featuring Freeek Brain Marble)

"Infested" (Featuring Freeek Brain Marble)

Posted by Merc on 10/4/2009
 Featured by JD Maplesden
This is a piece that's encompassing duality and struggle. The piece features many hidden details some of them are small but bold enough that if you see them you can understand the concepts behind them. This is a MUST SEE in person piece. Upon closer inspection you'll see there's a tentacle ripping out the heart coming from the chest and another reptilian alien taking over the much more spiritual alien and has infested his body like a parasitic sucker.

The piece is 15 inches and is supported by by a stand made by my good friend Mateo at Slight of Handle metal works in Austin, TX.

Thanks to Cope and Tank for putting hands on the piece.

P.S. Props to Hopps for the inline.

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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
  • JD Maplesden
    wow
    JD Maplesden: this piece speeks for itself. great work
    10/4/2009 5:01 PM
  • Big Z
    Sick!
    Big Z: Pretty amazing work there bro!
    10/4/2009 5:52 PM
  • Sol-Inside
    Sick piece
    Sol-Inside: The level of detail behind the theme of the pipe is great...Really nice work.
    10/4/2009 7:12 PM
  • Lear
    Lear: this is the sickest one yet,so damn dope,,you are just killin shit,,thanks for sharing,peace LEAR
    10/4/2009 7:22 PM
  • CJ Freestone
    WOW
    CJ Freestone: i agree with JD this piece speaks for itself super savage bro!thanks for sharing! PEACE
    10/4/2009 7:55 PM
  • Crondo619
    Crondo619: Come and do a colab,love these big pieces ,Keep up the great work.
    10/5/2009 7:30 AM
  • herbC
    nice work homie
    herbC: bad ass work
    10/5/2009 11:53 AM
  • Matt C
    ....
    Matt C: Sickist one yet
    10/5/2009 2:13 PM
  • Snic
    Snic: The bloody eye stem is killer
    10/5/2009 8:12 PM
  • El Hefe
    Nice man
    El Hefe: Hope to see you in dec. That piece is fucking crazy!
    10/5/2009 9:59 PM
  • Boxfan
    Boxfan: I'm gonna have nightmare's now. Nice work.
    Peace,
    boxfan
    10/6/2009 5:14 AM
  • Korey
    gnarly
    Korey: sickness
    10/6/2009 8:19 AM
  • Elks That Run
    Elks That Run: incredible! so much going on in here

    yeah it all about the west slide underground...
    10/7/2009 4:39 PM
  • Illuzion
    Dope as usual. love them eyes of the hands.
    Illuzion: -markushio
    10/7/2009 10:13 PM
  • Flo Glassworks
    yeahh...quite NASTY!
    Flo Glassworks: tight and allright merc
    10/8/2009 3:12 AM
  • InSpIRe
    InSpIRe: DAMN! i love it, on the stand it doesn't look so big... but then you get to the pic of piece being held! marvelous
    12/24/2010 6:36 PM
  • Snoop
    Snoop: Fuckin awesome!
    2/1/2012 3:20 AM

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