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The Emperor's Chalice

The Emperor's Chalice

Posted by Merc on 2/3/2010
 Featured by TIE on 2/3/2010
 Nominated for Feature by Lear on 2/3/2010
This is a conceptual piece that consisted of a collaboration between Johann and myself. The piece took Johan 20 hours to wrap and features a faceted ruby in the center and two side stones are faceted labradorite. Thanks for looking!

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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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  • Lear
    Lear: this is really nice,,great sculpting,,thanks for sharing,peace LEAR
    2/3/2010 9:54 PM
  • JD Maplesden
    JD Maplesden: sick one lets see more
    2/3/2010 11:16 PM
  • Adam G
    Adam G: Really like this one, bone crusher
    2/4/2010 0:49 AM
  • Rooster
    Sick!
    Rooster: I'm happy to see some mixed media! Love the stones, Definitely want to see more like this!
    2/4/2010 4:40 AM
  • Rooster
    Sick!
    Rooster: I'm happy to see some mixed media! Love the stones, Definitely want to see more like this!
    2/4/2010 5:03 AM
  • G.B. Midas
    G.B. Midas: Nice one Merc and Johann!
    2/4/2010 6:58 AM
  • Peppa A.k.a.- ME
    hell yeah
    Peppa A.k.a.- ME: looks like colorado is treating you well! nice piece!
    2/4/2010 7:53 AM
  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow: that is hot!!! lovin it!
    2/4/2010 10:54 AM
  • Live Free
    sick
    Live Free: great multi media work..I like the balance between the glass and metal..
    2/4/2010 12:11 AM
  • Byron Beres
    Byron Beres: sick multi media colab!!!
    2/4/2010 3:23 PM
  • Highgrade Mike
    way cool take some of thes to the gem show
    Highgrade Mike: ((((money)))))
    2/5/2010 7:12 PM
  • Jason Lee Glass
    stones and wire make a nice contrast to the glass,
    Jason Lee Glass: looks great!
    2/5/2010 11:31 PM
  • Filla-john
    sick!!!!
    Filla-john: love the mixes in mediums..!
    2/7/2010 2:22 AM

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