It’s almost as if Escher animated a Kafka story: ‘The Guardian’ (video)

guardianA wandering Everyman arrives at a metaphysical gate, controlled by a fearsome Guardian. He tries to pass through, but is denied.

Everyman and Guardian, however, are the same person. Each of us must confront his own fear, or else the shapeless Guardian who controls us will close the doors on the possibilities of our lives. We have nothing to fear, tu sabes, but fear itself. (Also mind killer.)

The Guardian was inspired by the parable Before the Law from Franz Kafka’s book The Trial, according to Italy’s Alessandro Novelli and friends.

We think it has some of the artist M.C. Escher in it, too.