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The Alien Lock

The Alien Lock

Posted by Merc on 2/17/2010
 Featured by Sol-Inside on 2/18/2010
 Nominated for Feature by Lear on 2/17/2010
The Alien Lock is a result of my vast interest in the alien world, and a combination of my love for the traditional sherlock, and meerschaum-based tobacco pipes. Thanks for looking! Available at 42 Degrees

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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: SICKNESS,,you straight kill shit,,peace LEAR
    2/17/2010 4:58 PM
  • Aymie McKesson
    I really like this guy
    Aymie McKesson: I like the simplicity...good detail but not at all over worked or overdone. You always do well with that.
    2/18/2010 7:28 AM
  • Sol-Inside
    Nice work Merc. This lock is wicked sick. I hella dig how fully worked the piece is whille
    Sol-Inside: leaving the left side of the piece open for the hand.
    2/18/2010 9:33 AM
  • Elks That Run
    sick
    Elks That Run: your sculpting is ill!
    2/18/2010 4:19 PM
  • ReLLiK Aka Relic
    sick with style!
    ReLLiK Aka Relic: yet another awesome pipe.
    keep kickin ass man!
    2/20/2010 0:47 AM

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