When I looked at the middle painting, I was struck by a couple of things. The Black Sun is still there, but it is setting or rising, dead center of the painting. Above the net and a little to the left is a satellite for the moon. You have to look carefully to see it, but it is there. I took the image to windows paint and it is not orb shaped, but a cube. (Cornerstone?) it could be a monolith like the one in 2001, signifing a jump in man's evolution. Quoting: Ford44
Another thing that jumped out at me was the net. I'm not sure what it means, but the bible verse "Cast your nets and I will make you fishers of men." comes to me. Also, once again we see the Black Son standing against a wall with his arms outstretched. This is the Christ pose, the pose of the son.
The various scenes of chaos represent things happening just before the birthday. Radiation suit (Fukishima) bloody Christ (Catholic Church) and so on.
If anyone disagrees with these assesments, please speak up. The internet is a place for sharing ideas.
Ford, good idea ! Lets discuss that film. I went to get the ending to the 2001 A Space Odyssey.
I think this explanation is very good, Its basically a New Star Child that will be the next evolution of humanity...
The Star Child looking at the Earth
2001 has also been described as an allegory of human conception, birth and death. In part, this can be seen through the final moments of the film, which are defined by the image of the "star child", an in utero fetus that draws on the work of Lennart Nilsson. The star child signifies a "great new beginning", and is depicted naked and ungirded, but with its eyes wide open.
New Zealand journalist Scott MacLeod sees parallels between the spaceship's journey and the physical act of conception. We have the long, bulb-headed spaceship as a sperm, and the destination planet Jupiter (or the monolith floating near it) as the egg, and the meeting of the two as the trigger for the growth of a new race of man (the "star child"). The lengthy pyrotechnic light show witnessed by David Bowman, which has puzzled many reviewers, is seen by MacLeod as Kubrick's attempt at visually depicting the moment of conception, when the "star child" comes into being.
Taking the allegory further, MacLeod argues that the final scenes in which Bowman appears to see a rapidly aging version of himself through a "time warp" is actually Bowman witnessing the withering and death of his own species. The old race of man is about to be replaced by the "star child", which was conceived by the meeting of the spaceship and Jupiter. MacLeod also sees irony in man as a creator (of HAL) on the brink of being usurped by his own creation. Thus, by destroying HAL, man symbolically rejects his role as creator and steps back from the brink of his own destruction.
Similarly, in his book, The Making Of Kubrick's 2001, author Jerome Agel puts forward the interpretation that Discovery One represents both a body (with vertebrae) and a sperm cell, with Bowman being the "life" in the cell which is passed on. In this interpretation, Jupiter represents both a female and an ovum.