in the lobby of the Bank Of America Corporate Center (Charlotte, North Carolina) there's a set of quite interesting murals. in fact, "quite interesting" is somewhat an understatement as the paintings are at least equally weird and confusing to those at the DIA "modern art exhibition".
there are three murals arranged next to each other:
images above come from an article on The Vigiliant Citizen website:
the article provides some analysis of the symbology apparent in those pictures and tries to conclude about their esoteric message. the author has some good points about the murals although their overall meaning still remains elusive IMHO. the painting with a boy is the "easiest" one, in a sense, as it consists mainly of known masonic/occult imagery (checkerboard floor, stairs, burning bush, black sun etc.). the other two are a total enigma.
the second mural inevitably brings to mind a celestial event of some kind. the tangle of naked bodies reminds me of the concept of so called "sex pile" which Robert Monroe described in his books (and which is also present in popular culture). it may also stand for cleansing process of some kind, or "burning in hell", but why at the sky? does it relate to ethereal planes? what about the net in the middle and the bizarre gathering of people below? do they represent just general turmoil or something more? note the woman in the center dressed as if she'd been taken out of a medieval fresco. why place such a figure along with a man in a fire-safe suit in the same picture? there seems to be a plenty of presumably meaningful details in the lower part but the image resolution is too low.
as to the third painting, it reminds me very much of a socialist propaganda poster (EQ = equality?). particularly weird are the shovel blades - a bit like those swallow-like shapes in some of crop circles. it's hard to imagine these shovels would be arranged this way it they weren't meant to signify anything.
the overall composition of the paintings seems weird, as if they were cut out from larger ones. all three seem to feature a division between what happens above and what happens below. i also get the impression that faces of the people are not random (or maybe a talented comic artist was involved).
i'm curious what others think of these pictures.