An Animated Collage of a Hans Freibusch Mural
At the fairy-tale Welsh village
, Hans Feibusch
's classical-style ceiling mural graces the archway of the Gate House
. The figures are pagan deities, reminiscent of ancient zodiacal personages at play in the heavens. Acrobatically tumbling through the ethers, one figure atop a horse reaches out to join hands with another whose cape billows like a parachute. Though their fingers haven’t yet touched, their eyes are locked. The composition suggests a Yin/Yang balance and a clockwise cyclical flow. These figures may symbolize a connection, bonding, or affinity. They epitomize the quest for the Other that stretches us as human beings, at the risk of breaking our hearts.
The mural is too large to be photographed in a single frame. We have animated the reconstruction of the complete image from 23 separate photographs. Click here to choose your perspective