Hanzon Studios worked very closely with Ignaz Gorischek and the Neiman Marcus design team to create this architectural artwork. 'Crystalis' is a play on the word chrysalis. The glass beads of the two sculptures resemble "Mod" cocoons. This installation having been created for the Mariposa (Butterfly) Restaurant, the name is natural.
It is made of contemporary hand-blown glass by Corey Silverman & Horace Marlowe, supported by stainless steel cable, bars and fittings, lucite and vinyl spacers, and various chrome parts. No two pieces of glass are alike. Great care was taken during the molten handling of the vessels to maintain its optical qualities and "hot glass" feel.