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Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote:

Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.


106, 9th August 2010


And to accompany my poem “Abyss”:



Eye Stock IV by SilaynneStock

Background and Textures:

Cracking Concrete by Falln-Stock

Rusted Metal and Paint 2 by Falln-Stock

Texture Pack 4 by Sirius-sdz (Texture 30 V2)

Nebula Effects Fractal Stock by ineedfire

Sparkles 03 by PandoraLore-Stock


Lightening by spiritsighs-stock

Sparklies Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock

Cloud Brushes HiRes Nr.1 of 5 by leboef

Cloud Brushes HiRes Nr.2 of 5 by leboef

All other textures and images are my own.


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    A creepy conceptual creation sweetheART fabulous! fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much Val. :-) Goes with the poem and the quote… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 4 years ago

    Wow this is a very cool piece of art…

  • Thank you. I am so glad it works. Wasn’t too sure about it…

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Amazing work and amazing words Sybille!! And so true!!! Wow, Sybille does it again!! :))

  • Thank you so much Vicki. :-) I am so glad it all worked together. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 4 years ago

    Oh yeah no worries it works great – I haven’t done much chopping work for a while – I need to get back into it now your showing us what amazing art you can create from it.

  • I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with. It’s just so much fun playing around. LOL xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    A million times a favorite Syb. This is very, very unique – absolutely mesmerizing. xox

  • Thank you so much Lianne. My son said it looked ‘creepy’. LOL xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Hathor
    Hathorover 4 years ago

    oh shit, Syb, this is stuperdooper killer. :) Amazing, I’m with Lianne, a million times fave.
    too many battles and you will be eaten alive until dead—there is no return from that place, either.
    and that abyss is the scafriest space of all. there is so much nothing, anything can hide in there; and if one’s eyes are made of monsters…that is all we will ever see.
    terrifying. beautiful.

  • Thank you so much Kristin. It takes a hero to brave the abyss and come back… every day. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 4 years ago

    A deep and beautiful work of art!!!! xoxoxo

  • Thank you so much Sally. :-) Means so much! xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    Utterly sensational ….superb work Sybille..xx

  • Thank you so much KarenSue. :-) So glad you like it. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • kathibook
    kathibookover 4 years ago

    One of my fav philosophers! Nice work! Compelling.

  • Thank you so much Kathi. Nietsche isn’t normally one of my favourite philisophers but this quote is just so profound that it caught me…. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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