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- adjective Resembling a
mandala(ritualistic geometric design) or some aspect of one.
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At one end, a series of mandalalike "sacred shapes" made up of circles, triangles, squares - forms that have recurred in mythological and artistic representations of the cosmos - bounce out of the walls, evolving and morphing into cylinders, Slinkys, and other configurations.
Paul Laffoley, which treat themes from Heidegger to alien abduction in a mandalalike manner, are, from an aesthetic standpoint, disastrous, but their madcap intensity cannot be denied.
Among other striking or otherwise distinctive works in the show is Laura Lashley's untitled, mandalalike painting of bright orange flower petals arranged in concentric rings on a black background, like a stylized rendition of fireworks exploding in the night sky.