light-up-this-town – Liberty torch painting

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2009 Painting by Nicole Helbig
Light up this town II
120cm x 90cm

Interesting facts about liberty (excerpt from Wikipedia):

Liberty is the value of individuals to have agency (control over their own actions)….

Liberty is a historically controversial philosophy. One understanding of liberty asserts that freedom is found in a person’s ability to exercise agency, particularly in the sense of one having the freedom to choose what authorities one will submit to agency with in exchange for rights derived from that authority to develop resources to carry out their own will, without being inhibited; Social Contract. According to Thomas Hobbes, for example, “a free man is he that… is not hindered to do what he hath the will to do.”

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