The Triangle, like the circle and the square, is a frequently appearing symbol in mandalas. The pointed up triangle represents male energy (fire). The pointed down triangle is the female energy (water). The combination of the two triangles brings out something different all together in the middle of the mandala. I like to look at this as a puzzle...as people can be very puzzling in their relationships to each other and the world around them.
This mandala is 8 x 8 and is painted with acrylics on canvas.