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Selfportrait and layer by Lilith
The background, the birds and treatment by Ton de Vrind. :-)

Thank you Ton, for adding you special magic to this image.
The eagle has landed!

You can find more of Ton’s work HERE
and HERE


birds, selfportrait, collaboration, ton de vrind


  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    awesome work,,,, well done

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerabout 5 years ago

    ouch! man, that’s gotta hurt…heheh…

  • You bet! I’m still recovering, :-)

    – -Lilith-

  • eon .
    eon .about 5 years ago


  • madvlad
    madvladabout 5 years ago

    beautiful art, the girl is young and in her prime

  • DarkHotel2
    DarkHotel2about 5 years ago

    so love the originality on this piece… sensational collaboration!

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampabout 5 years ago

    ah lilith an allegorical rendition of the image
    a bird of prey on the rump of a goddess
    with a goose in the background
    though tprovoking in its simplicity
    and as for the sacrifice,hmm who knows?
    a brilliant rendition love it

  • Thanks Charlie! I don’t know what “rendition” means… and the online dictionary didn’t tell me either…

    – -Lilith-

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerabout 5 years ago

    Well that’s a great image and I love the treatment. I don’t fully understand the bird but it makes for interesting and powerful symbolism!!!! Nice Lility!!!

  • Thanks Leon. Also for asking about the birds.

    To me the eagle is a male, life-giving, protecting energy (symbol). The price I pay is the pain he causes with his claws. That’s the “Sacrifice”.
    The eagle also reminds me of a ritual I once did with a traditional Siberian shaman. I had to envision an eagle that came to me to take my eyes, and bring me new ones, for a sharper and clearer view and insight. To me that was very powerful!

    Ton said about the image:
    “Both birds are alert. The eagle watches over his woman and protects her with his strength. He adores her with his power until she bleeds. The goose, also alert and monogamous, keeps an eye on the situation and will always support the woman until she is healed. He will even guide her till her death. He talks like a woman and therefore he’s a good companion. He is a friend for the woman, watches over her as well, but in a more caring way. The woman has taken a submissive position because she has accepted their assistance. She is OK with the pain the eagle causes her, because she knows the pain is subordinate to his loyalty and his urge to protect her. The goose has a neutralizing role and makes the situation easier for the woman with his soft feathers and pleasant conversation.”

    – -Lilith-

  • mhkantor
    mhkantorabout 5 years ago

    wow! what a great treat. excellent antiquing effect. wonderful whimsical fantastic image and expression.

  • Selkie
    Selkieabout 5 years ago

    Damn, girl. This is fantastic.

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryabout 5 years ago

    birds of a feather, messenger and guardian

  • Yes! :-)

    – -Lilith-

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