London-based artist Leonardo Ulian solders components of electrical circuitry
to create fascinating "technological" mandalas. He wrote:
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?