There’s a tunnel on the east side of the capitol that is decorated with a series of murals depicting different regions and events in the state of Oklahoma. The sand dunes at Little Sahara, wheat harvests, city skylines and Barry Sanders as the OSU running back are a few of the scenes in the poorly lit walkway. My favorite of the whole bunch is this scene of a firefighter climbing through smoke while children play in the foreground. Every time I visit the capitol and see this mural, I think it would make the perfect cover to the science fiction novel Hellstrom’s Hive by Frank Herbert.
As for random acts of art, if you somehow missed this slideshow from October 2009 you should give it a quick look.