The Mandala as a temple.
The wheel is a perfect shape. As an uninterrupted cycle, it is a symbol for infinity. The basic layout of a Mandala is concentric, a series of wheels within wheels.
This Mandala takes the form of an ancient temple wall.
Here the central figure floats in a metaphysical sky within a relatively modern apse.
Everything is present as opposing pairs. Even the creator has two states of being; below, a corporal deity, above, a cosmic awareness.
The tree of life itself halved as right and left, but reversed in position like the lions.