How to hang your HYLUS Acrylic Glass Art on your wall with our Ghost Mount

How to hang your HYLUS Acrylic Glass Art on your wall with our Ghost Mount

We ship all products with all accessories to mount them on your wall, so everything you see here will be in your package. Our mounts use a technique specific only to HYLUS, which we call ‘Ghost Mounting’ - this method is an almost invisible way to mount your HYLUS art piece on your wall.

We know you are excited to hang your beautiful piece on your wall, so here's a handy guide to walk you through the Ghost Mounting process:

The HYLUS Process

The HYLUS Process

We pride ourselves in providing the best quality products in the market. Here's how me make sure you'll be 100% satisfied with your HYLUS art piece:

Step 1

We take multiple PMMA Plexiglass® plates (commonly used in places where shatter-proof glass or windows are required) and process them by a numerical control machine with a diamond cutter, to get a skateboard shape.

Step 2

Once the layers are finely cut, we apply them all together to get a layered Plexiglass® skateboard, and smooth the edges using sandpaper.

Step 3

Then, using a hot folding technique we process the glass with a pressure machine to achieve the rounded effect on both ends.

Step 4

Next, we polish the glass skateboard once again, using a hand operated blowtorch to give the perfect shine and transparency.

Step 5

The Plexiglass® skateboard is almost finished - as a last step we use another specific machine to make the product sparkle like a diamond.

We ship all skateboards with everything needed to mount them on your wall. Our mounts use a technique specific only to HYLUS, which we call ‘Ghost Mounting’ - this method is an almost invisible way to mount your HYLUS skateboard on your wall. Click here for a handy guide on how to hang yours.

HYLUS Arts Education

HYLUS Arts Education

Engaging with art is essential to the human experience. Almost as soon as motor skills are developed, children communicate through artistic expression. The arts challenge us with different points of view, compel us to empathize with others, and give us the opportunity to reflect on the human condition. Empirical evidence supports these claims: among adults, participation in arts is related to behaviors that contribute to the health of civil societysuch as increased civic engagement, greater social tolerance, and reductions in other-regarding behavior.

Yet, while we recognize art’s transformative impacts, its place in K-12 education has become increasingly tenuous.

A critical challenge for arts education has been a lack of empirical evidence that demonstrates its educational value. Though few would deny that the arts confer intrinsic benefits, advocating “art for art’s sake” has been insufficient for preserving the arts in schools, despite national surveys showing an overwhelming majority of the public agrees that the arts are a necessary part of a well-rounded education.

Over the last few decades, the proportion of students receiving arts education has shrunk drasticallyThis trend is primarily attributable to the expansion of standardized-test-based accountability, which has pressured schools to focus resources on tested subjects. As the saying goes, what gets measured gets done.

These pressures have disproportionately affected access to the arts in a negative way for students from historically underserved communities. 

We believe that a substantial increase in arts educational experiences has remarkable impacts on students’ academic, social, and emotional outcomes. Relative to students assigned to the control group, treatment school students experienced a 3.6 percentage point reduction in disciplinary infractions, an improvement of 13 percent of a standard deviation in standardized writing scores, and an increase of 8 percent of a standard deviation in their compassion for others. In terms of our measure of compassion for others, students who received more arts education experiences are more interested in how other people feel and more likely to want to help people who are treated badly.

This is why HLYUS is devoted to donating part of our profits to charities and schools which provide children access to art education.