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New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 30. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, 122 cm x 122 cm, 2013.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 30, detail

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 27. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, 150cm x 150 cm, 2013.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 15. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, wood frame, 80 cm x 80 cm, 2014.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 34. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, wood frame, 76 cm x 76 cm x 7 cm, 2014.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala

Multimedia artist Leonard Ulian (previously here and here) has a number of new mandalas and wrapped books created using a variety of soldered radio and computer components. The mandala is traditionally known as a spiritual and ritual symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism meant to represent the universe, but through his deep interest in how systems can be applied to the process of art making, Ulian has adopted mandala patterns to create symmetrical networks. The artist most recently had work on view at The Flat, and you can see much more on Ulian’s website and at Beers Contemporary. (via Beautiful Decay)

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New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein mandala land art is it spring yet flowers

Using the flower petals of carnations, daisies, mums and other wildflowers Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein (previously) creates temporary mandalas in outdoor locations near her home. She calls the pieces danmalas (‘the giver of garlands’ in Sanskrit), and each piece is photographed and then left to be discovered by others. If you’re desperate for any hint of spring in your space, Klein now offers prints and has a 2014 calendar of her best works.

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Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian technology sculpture mandala geometric computers

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian technology sculpture mandala geometric computers

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian technology sculpture mandala geometric computers

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian technology sculpture mandala geometric computers

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian technology sculpture mandala geometric computers

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian technology sculpture mandala geometric computers

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian technology sculpture mandala geometric computers

London-based artist Leonardo Ulian (previously) has completed a new body of work titled Sacred Space. Inspired by Hindu and Buddhist symbolism, Ulian continues his exploration of technology and spiritualism with these carefully sculpted mandalas created with soldered computer and radio components. Via Beers.Lambert:

Ulian’s reflexive use of the geometrical mandala can also be seen as a nod to his ‘past-life’ as an technican, but through his application, Ulian divorces the electronic components from their origins, giving new life to these (now defunct) technological bits, creating a new type of hybridization that is equal parts spiritualization and contemporary critique: “We live in a society that worships electronic technology,” he states “both for necessity but also because it makes us feel better, not unlike its own new form of fashionable spirituality.”

Of particular note in this solo show is an amazing little three-dimensial bonsai tree titled Centrica Bonsai. If you happen to be in London, Sacred Space opens tonight at Beers.Lambert Contemporary. All photos courtesy Oskar Proctor.

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Technological Mandalas Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components

Technological Mandalas Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components mandala computers

Technological Mandalas Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components mandala computers

Technological Mandalas Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components mandala computers

Technological Mandalas Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components mandala computers

Technological Mandalas Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components mandala computers

Technological Mandala No. 2 is the latest work from Italian-born, London-based artist Leonardo Ulian who carefully solders a myriad of computer components, circuitry and microchips to create these precisely symmetrical mandalas. Of his work Ulian says:

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?

While this is certainly the largest and most complex of his mandala works he has many more smaller pieces you can see in his online gallery. Photography courtesy Gigi Giannella. (via lustik)

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Ivan Puig’s glass bottle mandalas played with robotic arms

Ivan Puigs glass bottle mandalas played with robotic arms sound mandala light installation

Ivan Puigs glass bottle mandalas played with robotic arms sound mandala light installation

Ivan Puigs glass bottle mandalas played with robotic arms sound mandala light installation

Two light and sound installations in one day? Yes, friends. These two mesmerizing water-filled glass bottle mandalas were built by Mexican artist Ivan Puig. Robotic arms in the center of each mandala rotate and hit each bottle in succession to create a cyclical series of echoing notes. If you read a lot of art blogs you’ve probably tun into Puig’s submerged VW sedan sculpture.

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