The original meaning of the word
“Mandala” is “rotating around a centre”,
allowing the spectator to focus on it, to
meditate on complex religious topics and
at the same time to see in the Mandala
the representation of the whole universe.
By concentration of the spirit, the
boundaries of individuality are overcome.
The constant move in nature (Greek: panta
rhei) is symbolised in the classic Mandala
by a wheel, mostly with 8 spokes,
representing the perfect number.
The Star Mandala consists of four rings
of 15 six pointed stars of different width,
depending on their position towards the
centre, and the colour triple here is changed
into a triple of different materials: stainless
steel, granite and light reflecting glass.
The stars are all featuring a different
material arrangement and are in precise
relationship among each other so that a vast
series of complex geometric symmetries are
The constantly moving wheel is represented by its first colour, brushed stainless steel, brushed in the orientation of the turning wheel. The infinite universe is represented by its second colour, a granite called for good reason “Star Galaxy”, allowing to shift the attention of the viewer from the surface of the artwork (granite surface) to the look through the artwork, somewhat “behind” the artwork, into the open night sky. The third colour is a mirror surface – that despite the viewer stands in front of it, does not see himself. He sees just the reflection of nothingness. No image, no light. Though the mirror surfaces reflect something, but undefined. Meditation should lead to the attention of the spirit to loose its existence as an individual, turning it into a part of the surrounding world. Finally, the perfect number 8, despite the stars are six-pointed, is to be found hidden behind their arrangements an astonishing 60 times. There are 60 stars, all different, but they generate the number 8 only in the way they interact, not by their own... It’s up to the viewer to meditate on these hidden rules and eventually discover them!