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The Collectors

The Collectors

Posted by Merc on 10/3/2010
 Featured by B L U E S on 10/3/2010
Champs Summer Flameoff 2010 Team Tournament

Team Captain Big-Z
Worm
Merc

First Off thank you to everyone who helped us along the way!!! Big ups to Abe from Northstar for the tube and rod!! Another shout out to Glasscraft and Blade for the clear!!! This project was built with the respect of artr and mechanics. Z brought up the idea of a comic style starship. With in a few hours of our first meeting we came up with a theme that would fit all of our styles and even bring some new techs to life. The display took 138 hours including planning and retrieving supplies. Art Mind Collective (Hillary, Big Frank, Cope, Apprentice Larry and Johan) threw in with help on working out the kinks in the display design and with driving multiple contestants gear across states including displays. Thanks to everyone, with out you all I'm lost.

The theme is a story line of a movie. The evil guys are the Zeta Reticuli and are hunting the Mirtar. We wanted to create a complete installation to bring our viewers into another world. We set up a black tent and hung chains to keep onlookers far enough back. Dancing lights and a nebula projection moved through the room while The Collectors soundtrack played in the background. We used a dimmer to show the work properly.

The stand was made of air dry clay and was painted by my apprentice Hillary. Johan said we should absolutely run some LEDs to match the landscape which we capped with transparent covers so it shimmered with changing light. Some smoking tubes and crystals and we have a planet surface.

Worm worked hard with Z to get down the approach on the bubs. The beast was a group effort and went smooth!!!!

Mad thanks goes out to my boy Ignite from Ignite Inc. who made the original drawings and made possible the t-shirts, and movie posters.

All the pieces made at the show were beyond nice!! Congrats to all!!!!

Installation includes:

Two bubbs: one 23 inches and the other 19 1nches
Mirtar: 15 1nches

Room lighting, Sand pit stand, Volcanic tubes, LED's, "The Collectors" movie style poster, Large T-shirt print poster, "The Collectors" T-shirt, Original movie style poster drawing and "The Collectors" drawing for T-shirt by Ignite from Ignite Inc., and some crystals.

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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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  • Blitzkriega
    hells yeah merc
    Blitzkriega: balla-rado represent!
    10/4/2010 7:53 AM
  • PCB
    bad ass
    PCB: it's great to finally see one of the installations
    10/4/2010 3:06 PM

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