Mona Lisa Motherboards: A Masterpiece of Digital Trash

(All images by Alex Watson/Sifter, reproduced with permission)

Situated in the lobby of PC manufacturer Asus‘ Taiwan headquarters, this impressive work of geek art sees Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa recreated in collage-form from discarded motherboards and computer chips.

Envisioned by Asus designers, Wired writes that the work represents both “a reminder of the technology that Asus built its fortune on and the company’s ethos to encourage and support ‘any kind of crazy ideas’”.

Meanwhile, the jury is out over claims that Leonardo painted an earlier version of his masterpiece. The painting had been held in a bank vault for more than 40 years and was unveiled to the press in Geneva last month.

Keep reading – check out the Recycled Art of Susan Stockwell and Dennis Maher’s Recycled Art made from Demolished Buildings.

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