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Harvest of the Worm

Harvest of the Worm

Posted by Merc on 1/31/2010
 Featured by DEW on 1/31/2010
This is a piece that was created by Worm and myself. This is part of an ongoing project Known as " The Land Of N.O.D. ". If you're not familiar with Worm, he is best known for his work with Kind Creations as a lathe master. To combine our styles, I wanted to find a way to express both of our strong points. Worm has been wagging for a long time as well as myself and he is also a seal specialist. After a few hours of concept we thought that we would use wags to represent the energy in which is the life force used to birth the small grubs who will eventually turn into adults resembling the Harvester.

Wagging is a true testament of skill; when pulled off clean they show control. Since this is the major study of tech that Worm practices,I encouraged him to use some as well as exploring more sculpting aspects. Worm created several of the grubs and built the gadget which consists of 8 re balls and is inside a 50 mm tube. We tag-teamed the large disc and I created the mouth piece disc.

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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
  • DEW
    ...
    DEW: wow...this is fuckin great. so creepy!
    1/31/2010 3:03 PM
  • El Hefe
    El Hefe: Pretty neat guys
    1/31/2010 4:16 PM
  • Btgb
    Btgb: jesus
    1/31/2010 4:18 PM
  • Jake C
    holy moly
    Jake C: that thing is super gnarly...good job guys...badass
    1/31/2010 4:34 PM
  • JTanner
    JTanner: Really nice work, guys! Mad skills!
    1/31/2010 5:10 PM
  • Jaso
    Jaso: How fuckin cool! -Jason
    1/31/2010 6:19 PM
  • Robin Hood
    love all the symbology
    Robin Hood: awesome piece doods
    1/31/2010 6:39 PM
  • Scooter
    un-real!
    Scooter: This piece is amazing. I can't wait to see what comes of this series! Nice work.
    1/31/2010 7:03 PM
  • Howie Eat
    Howie Eat: wow, shit is deep-really wild,killed it
    1/31/2010 8:45 PM
  • The Worm
    merc ur a gangster!!!!
    The Worm: this shit was all merc, we did not use a lathe just a little love and good old man power.big props 2 mercs peeps rob and hillary u guyz r huge help. this was an awesome chance 2 push myself outside my own personal "box". cant wait for more N.O.D projects..
    1/31/2010 9:41 PM
  • Lear
    Lear: SICKNESS,,,peace LEAR
    2/1/2010 1:43 AM
  • Crondo619
    Crondo619: LOvin it!Im always amazed a the scle of your pieces Merc sick work with all the new directions.ANd the worm is the man also hope to see you guys at the dfo again,keep on killin it.
    2/1/2010 9:02 AM
  • Byron Beres
    MURDER
    Byron Beres: you guys are straight GANGSTER!!
    2/1/2010 10:14 AM
  • Adam G
    akjsndf;kadns
    Adam G: that's a serious situation right there.. love to see the teamwork fellas!
    2/1/2010 11:04 AM
  • herbC
    what what what!
    herbC: nice work guys. sKILLzED it.
    2/1/2010 11:07 AM
  • Dan P
    Killed it!
    Dan P: I could look at these pics for days!!!
    2/1/2010 1:15 PM
  • Big Z
    NICE ONE GUYS!!!!!
    Big Z: niCE, WAY To fLOW THiNGS TOgETheR!!!! cAN c bOTH sTYLES. mURDERED THIs oNE>
    2/1/2010 6:27 PM
  • Freeek
    Freeek: That's what I'm talking about. Hot hot hot!!!!
    2/1/2010 9:14 PM
  • Ninja
    WOW!!!
    Ninja: so great!
    2/1/2010 10:25 PM
  • Aymie McKesson
    i really like this one...
    Aymie McKesson: and you always do such a great job with the pics. Every angle...everything up close. Good job boys.
    2/2/2010 4:50 PM
  • Flameworks
    alert administration!
    Flameworks: this is family safe??? wicked piece guys... colorado has some real talent :)
    2/2/2010 7:39 PM
  • Sweeney
    brilliant-
    Sweeney: fantastic work you guts have made one heela piece of art ! job well done!!
    2/2/2010 9:30 PM

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