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Hokus

Posted by Merc on 5/31/2010
 Featured by Schmitz on 5/31/2010

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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
  • Schmitz
    !!!!!!!!
    Schmitz: Crazy crazy slide!!! I love the colors on this!!!
    5/31/2010 7:00 PM
  • Andy D
    ((((
    Andy D: Cool stuff Merc, Great use of colors very different then your usual colors.
    5/31/2010 7:24 PM
  • Dfresh
    Dfresh: Merc>salt, this is INSANE! Love the colors
    6/1/2010 5:53 AM
  • Joe Blow
    NIce one!
    Joe Blow: This one came out nice! Good job brother.
    6/1/2010 2:21 PM
  • Aymie McKesson
    I love this guy
    Aymie McKesson: And I love the colors...is that slyme?

    Oh yeah, I still miss y'all...come back!
    6/2/2010 10:16 AM
  • D-Wreck
    D-Wreck: you're so badass you get your slides featured!
    6/2/2010 12:07 AM

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