Brown Mountain Lights Mural (Morganton, NC)

In 2017, Marcus "The Urban Monk" Thomas painted a massive two-story mural based on the legend of the Brown Mountain Lights in an...



In 2017, Marcus "The Urban Monk" Thomas painted a massive two-story mural based on the legend of the Brown Mountain Lights in an alley behind Morganton's Brown Mountain Bottleworks. We asked him the story behind the piece:
The Native American legend was that a bloody battle between the Catawba and Cherokee Indians took place on Brown Mountain and that night the women went out with lanterns to find the fallen warriors. So the lights symbolize the women's lanterns looking for the lost souls. The silhouette with clouds is the lost warrior souls and the woman represents the women looking for them. The fish are symbolic of brown mountain trout, the only indigenous trout in the area. The Super Mario theme ties in some symbolic meanings, but I leave that to the viewer.






What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (35.746253, -81.687787)
Location: Alley behind 115 E Union Street, Morganton, NC

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