Outstanding Mandalas Made From Microscopic Algae by Klaus Kemp

Originally Mandala is a round-shape sand painting and a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. However, today’s contemporary artists make mandalas from anything imaginable. One of the most outstanding and creative mandalas we’ve featured ever in this blog was made from electronic components. That day I thought – no one’s going to beat these mandalas.

However, today I have to admit that I was wrong. I’m pleased to introduce you with an England-based artist Klaus Kemp and his outstanding series of mandalas made from diatoms, a single-cell microscopic algae, which is considered to be among the smallest organisms on earth.

Below you’ll find a whole series of mandalas and the making-of video revealing how they were made. It’a a pure porn for the art and science geeks.

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