"LIGHT BEARER" original/ outsider art,ACEO jack larson 3.5"x2.5"

"LIGHT BEARER" original/ outsider art,ACEO jack larson 3.5"x2.5"

I originally painted this one as an arsonist fleeing a burning building. Then I blacked out the flame until I was left with the torch. The light in "light bearer" refers to enlightenment,  knowledge, discovery  and innovation. The arsonist is still in the picture because, to the extent that progress is destructive to the outmoded, the false, or the worthless, light bearers often are arsonists--ontological arsonists, burning away debris to clear new paths. Instead of fleeing a burning building, he is now leading  the way out of the "darkness" of ignorance and stagnation..

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