Art & History Alpenstadt Chur
Mill tower «Mühleturm»
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For more than two months, the Chur artist Fabian "Bane" Florin and his team created the largest mural painting in Switzerland at the Mühleturm in Chur. The work of art was unveiled at the beginning of November 2018 and shows two hands revealing a Grisons rock crystal at a height of almost 40 metres.
With this creative landmark, Fabian Florin has created a composition in his hometown in which the crystal is symbolic of the energy slumbering in all of us. On the other hand, Florin has built a lighthouse to show travellers the way and provide safety for those returning home.
Fabian Florin came up with the idea for the subject not on a drawing board in a studio in Chur, but in Iceland, 2500 kilometers away. „During a trip through Iceland, I was fascinated by the raw, archaic nature. The more I got to grips with the environment, the earth, the stones in Iceland, the more I realized what an incredible nature we were given in Graubünden,“ says Bane. The respect for time grew as a result of the intensive interactionwith the rock. Time, which is able to extract treasures from the Grison nature. Treasures such as the oldest local gemstone: Grison Cristal. „The oldest city in Switzerland, represented by the oldest Grison gemstone - the picture in my mind‘s eye fitted perfectly,“ Florin continued.
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