Dissembling - Welcome to the Dark Side by Sybille Sterk

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Third in my new series called Dissembling

35 Favourites 07/11/2011

dis·sem·ble (d-smbl)
v. dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling, dis·sem·bles
1. To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
2. To make a false show of; feign.
To disguise or conceal one’s real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.

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The series is about the different guises and masks we wear.

This particular image is about the dark side we often hide even from ourselves. The more images I create in this series the more I realise that dissembling is about balance, or rather imbalance. The more we hide from ourselves the less balance we achieve and that leaves us less control over who we are and what we do. The dark side is there in all of us, but life becomes ever more politically correct and although anger can be a negative and destructive force if it is out of control, it can also be a freeing and constructive emotion if balanced with consideration and rationality. We need to accept our dark side and use it in the right way which is impossible if we negate the fact that it’s there in the first place, hence the name of the image.


Others in the series


Portrait by Blair-W

Fire by Mihaell
Fire Stock by thesuper

Odds & Ends Texture Set by Shadowhouse

Perfect Portrait 3 Action by TheCoffeeshopBlog

Eyelashes Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock

All others images/textures/brushes my own

MCN: C5637-T7AF7-5BLKG

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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  • Barssel
    Barsselover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 3 years ago

    Great work on this!

  • Thank you so much Lenka. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Fledermaus
    Fledermausover 3 years ago

    wow! I’m in love with this piece! so smooth, the elements blend in even though they seem separated….The series and your description reminds me of my inner child workshop that I just recently did..

  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 3 years ago

    Brilliant again Sybille… two opposing forces to balance out within ourselves… with awareness and acceptance both dark and light can be managed in a balanced way. xoxo

  • Thank you so much Cos. :-) Greatly appreciated. It’s a difficult way to live. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    Oh Fabulous!!! Love this.

  • Thank you so much Anna. :-) Greatly appreciated. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 3 years ago

    This ROCKS!!!! I love what you said about our less popular side….. At least as artists we have more of a chance to experience and blend this side with that of the holy light side. Great job!!!!

  • Thank you so much Ellamental. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jonolaf
    jonolafover 3 years ago

    Hauntingly beautiful and I love the words , so agree with ellemental

  • Thank you so much Olaf. :-) Greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormover 3 years ago

    With two we become one; a unity that is a need. My darkness is my knowledge and my light the essence of being! A wonderful render of artistic information my friend! Bravo, bravo!!!…)o(

  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • ewanthot
    ewanthotover 3 years ago

    WOW! Just getting even better! Loved this one.

  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated. Still working out the kinks with the next one…

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Headcrime
    Headcrimeover 3 years ago

    Great work again!

  • Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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