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Freeek Merc Collab "The Big Green Machine"

Freeek Merc Collab "The Big Green Machine"

Posted by Merc on 2/10/2010
 Featured by Illuzion on 2/10/2010
Early Feb 2009

26 inches of methodical MADNESS!! This was the second collab between Freeek and I. This was one of the craziest experiences for both of us. Freeek is one of my favorite people to collab with. This piece is testament as to why... Three days in the making, and on the second to last day almost 3/4's of the piece hit the table at once. To my suprise Freeek reached down with a bare hand and grabbed the piece and moved it safely to some fire blankets "We've put too much work into this thing to let it go..." Damn that's some dedication!!!

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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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  • Illuzion
    Wow, nice collab fellas, that green and white substance, crazy !
    Illuzion: .markushio
    2/10/2010 9:22 PM
  • JD Maplesden
    JD Maplesden: looks really good nice work guys
    2/11/2010 1:57 PM
  • Live Free
    sickness
    Live Free: I love the suttleness of the green sculpted pieces.. sick piece guys.. looks like fun.. freeek you are crazy.. bare hands. nice save!
    2/11/2010 2:11 PM
  • El Hefe
    awesome piece
    El Hefe: like the hand with the molecule(?)
    2/11/2010 6:13 PM
  • David Makalaster
    David Makalaster: love the diversity in your work merc... respecttt
    2/11/2010 6:46 PM
  • Freeek
    Freeek: Definitly a great time. Got to get together again!!! Soon!!!
    2/11/2010 7:55 PM
  • G.B. Midas
    G.B. Midas: killed it!
    2/12/2010 10:06 AM
  • Elks That Run
    Elks That Run: damn guys....awesome!
    2/14/2010 10:39 AM
  • Byron Beres
    f!@# yea
    Byron Beres: quite an adventure,hell of a piece
    2/14/2010 11:26 AM

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