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Functional Character Evolution 2007-present

Functional Character Evolution 2007-present

Posted by Merc on 1/30/2013
 Featured by J0E on 1/30/2013
 Nominated for Feature by Danny Camp on 1/30/2013
So there has been a huge push in recent years towards functional characters in glass. I thought it would be fun to post a photo evolution of Merc's functional characters from 2007 to present. We really didn't start posting Merc's work until 2008 so unfortunately there are many characters not present in this stream. Hugely influenced by fantasy, psychedelic, skateboard, and visionary arts Merc created these characters through the years.

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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
  • J0E
    J0E: Fuck yeah. That elephant is my favorite or maybe the alien riding the dog carrying a mushroom
    1/30/2013 4:38 PM
  • J. Wake
    J. Wake: dude!!!! absolutely incredible, every one of them has its own "look in the eyes",attitude and expression! great work
    2/1/2013 0:21 AM
  • The Machine
    The Machine: Man too crazy. You freakin rock!
    2/1/2013 7:05 PM
  • Nuketown
    Nuketown: awesome
    4/29/2013 8:55 PM

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