Crerar’s hanging sculpture: Crystara

crystaraCrystara was commissioned in 1984 for the newly built Crerar Library.  Designed by artist John David Mooney, and constructed of aluminum and Waterford Crystal, the 30 by 12 foot  sculpture fills much of the three story atrium of Crerar.  The crystals were made at the Waterford glassworks in southeastern Ireland and hand cut in numerous ways to create a constantly changing prismatic effect by refracting the natural light flooding into the atrium. 

Crystara has its own website with more information about the artist and work.

 

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