These are something called "Animations of Mortality" by Smut Clyde and I think they are wonderful. The link takes you to many more but this is one of my favorites. I hope it reproduces well here. Its a bit hard on the eyes, I think, and if you have some form of epilepsy you might want to look away. But what I love about it is the way it draws your attention to the foundational image. Leaping between glimpses of the variations makes you strikingly aware of what was important and what was not important, what had to endure to make the image a workable "type" and what could be altered or deleted without affecting the meaning or the impact. We were discussing great actors and irreplaceable forms of characterization in films today over at Lawyer's Guns and Money (yes, I was wasting time doing that) and it occurs to me that this is a visual representation of some of the issues raised in doing any new production of a well known story such as the version of Twelfth Night I just saw in New York, or the ones I might see in the future. The Joan of Arc which I saw last year was a stripped down version of the original--no props, no real costumes, and only four actors playing some 12 to thirty roles. And yet it was, recognizably, indisputably, St. Joan. Similarly once you've seen enough of this image you will recognize it anywhere, even drawn down to its simplest form.