Frank Underwood references aside, check out the colorful sand mandala underway at Google’s Spear Street offices in San Francisco. Buddhist monks began creating it on Monday. Soon after it’s done, the mandala will be ceremoniously destroyed.
Per Buddhist tradition, mandalas are created using fine grains of dyed sand, which are then vibrated out onto an intricate geometric pattern. They are especially meditative for those who are creating the pieces.
Symbolically destroyed to signify the brevity of life and the material world, among other spiritual beliefs, what better place to do it than at a Google office.
We will update with more imagery as the mandala nears completion. Estimated time of arrival is this Thursday, according to Googlers.