Leonardo Ulian, from Gorizia, Italy, is responsible for this intricate Circuit Mandala. The OCD portion of my brain really appreciates the symmetry he achieved with this piece. I get the impression that he started with the middle microchip and just worked his way outward. This thing is about 4ft x 4ft, so it must have taken him quite some time. This thing really is a masterpiece… The final product appears reminiscent of a spider web.
It’d really be fantastic if the circuit was functional…
…And I guess Leonardo Ulian addresses that here:
“With the Technological Mandala series I combined the suggestive and spiritual meaning of the Indian Mandalas with something that has been perceived as far from that sphere of influence, technology. The search of perfection as necessity within the electronics industry has stimulated my curiosity to produce this series of pieces in order to evocate that specific need. I wanted to show what has been hidden from the eyes of the consumer, representing electronic circuits as extraordinary objects where the perfection of the design can becomes almost something ethereal. The shapes and colors of the single components intrigued me for pure aesthetic reasons with the consequent loss of the actual functionality of the component itself. My circuits/ Mandalas do not activate lights or do other complicated function, but they simply function as stimulus to produce simple questions like: what will happen if a real electric current flows through the Circuit/Mandala?”
Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure nothing good would come out of this circuit. However, it would be a nice artistic progression for Ulian to design an aesthetically beautiful circuit that also functions.