Posted by Merc
on 5/17/2010 Featured by Lear on 5/17/2010
Let me start off by saying that Ghost is amazing at his craft and an artist that I look up to. This is a piece that was recently made while on a trip to Chicago to Ghost's shop and is the official Ghost and Merc #1. The actual piece is a downline bubbler around 15 inches tall and features a custom stand built by a local motorcycle builder. The piece is electroformed and comes with both a Ghost and a Merc autographed Whoopzip T-shirts to commemorate the collab. Sorry about the pictures, as I know they don't give away much detail, but thanks for looking!
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!
WAR HOOPING CJ Freestone: you guys tore it up bro!glad to see two of my favorite artists collabing!
5/18/2010 4:40 AM
Byron Beres: Been waitin to see you two do a colab wow! You guys are on another leval thanks for the insperation!!!!
5/18/2010 8:50 AM
Eye like it ! Titus: Well done guys ! Sicky work!
5/18/2010 10:18 AM
wow! Ninja: Two of my favorite artists coming together, you guys rock! That's a great piece, thanks for sharing.
5/18/2010 11:36 AM
Blitzkriega: all natural grill, not from A.T.L., he's from T.X., where they keeps it real!
this is the ill... fuck ya merc -jake
5/18/2010 12:13 AM
really glad you made it out homie!! Ghost: your an unbelievable artist and your attention to detail is out of this world. Cant wait for future collabs... when we have a little more time to plan and people arent always eating your sandwiches. thats whats up!!
5/18/2010 12:59 AM
I like it! JustinC: prety wicked yo!
5/18/2010 5:36 PM