Tenabari is the result of a series of conversations throughout our collaboration that were slowly weaved into the object we were creating. This pendant light became the formal abstraction of the cocoon stage of a butterfly’s life, an ephemeral moment of transformation similar to our experience in Malinalco. As with the metamorphosis occurring within a cocoon, the creation of Tenabari was a slow and arduous process, the result of which only began to reveal itself as the final product began to take shape. While hanging at rest like a static object, it responds visually to the force of gravity that’s pulling both spirals that travel around the form. This movement refers to the spiral’s strong symbolism in mexican culture of life, growth and evolution.