External view

Key to the panels

Lausanne, Cathedral

Symbolic geometry

The play of squares and circles, symbolising things material (finite) and things immaterial and beyond (infinite)..The central square sybolised the Earth which interfaces with half-circles of repeating time - ie the 4 seasons and the 12 months. Within the outer square is Paradise seen as a place but beyond time, with its weird inhabitants. Paradise interfaces with the formative elements of the cosmos, earth, fire,air and water, surrounded by signs of the zodiac and 2 of the prophecy-by-the-elements figures (The other 2 seem to be lost). In the 8 outer trefoils are the Winds of Heaven that keep creation in being. The outer circle is the cosmos / heaven. [Some of these panels would seem to be misplaced from their original positions]