I’ve recently read the phrase ‘elementally human’ and it made me wonder… I felt his was the perfect (and very beautiful) model for what I had in mind. The image is full of contradicting elements and contrasts and the model perfectly (for me) expresses the human condition – wings on one side and despair and possibly shame on the other.


103 – 24/11/2010



Stock male 02 by TheArtistDarklady

Backgrounds and Textures
desert 7 by night-fate-stock
Cornwall 26 by lusete
Chicago Skyline Stock 9 by WindyCityStock
Backblech 01 by sundel
Stormy by "*_SheisprettyStock:http://sheisprettystock.deviantart.com/art/Stor...
Square 64 by Shadowhouse

Tattoo PS7 Brushes by CloakofStars
Angel Wings by bazzabent-stock

All other images/textures/stock/brushes 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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  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    Amazing. Stunning. And beautiful!

  • Thank you so much Robin. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 4 years ago

    Oh, this is incredibly gorgeous, and so very moving…I just love it!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Laurie. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago


  • Many, many thanks Linaji. Glad you like it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 4 years ago

    Oh My God. This is absolutely incredible. It has so many stories about us as a species. A FAV

  • Thank you so much. I love making pictures that tell stories. Glad you can see them. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 4 years ago

    amazing work! :)

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • twistwashere
    twistwashereabout 4 years ago

    I appreciate everthing about this artwork, for me it shows we are perfect , one contrasting against the other , the model is a bit yummy too. Thank you Magpie

  • Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Blake Steele
    Blake Steeleabout 4 years ago

    Super conception and great artistic work, Sybille. Powerful stuff.

  • Thank you so much Blake. Glad you like it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 4 years ago

    outstanding Sybille!!! truly amazing :))

  • Thank you so much Rosemary. :-) Much appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamabout 4 years ago

    Very moving image Sybille, well done! :-) x

  • Thank you so much Donna. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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