The dark is the home of the shells enclosing the sparks of spirit. Those shells are not evil but simply protect the sparks and give them form until they are ready to burst free. Then the sparks rise and rejoin their source. This teaches us that even when we are in the dark, we are surrounded by living light.
Archival prints are available. The original oil painting was 16 x 20"/41 x 51cm on cotton canvas with a traditional .75"/2 m profile and has been sold.