Dissembling - Reinforced Fragility


Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame


Artist's Description

Fourth in the series.

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 armour we wear to hide our own vulnerabilities and fragility. The more we reinforce that outer armour though, the more fragile we are when that armour is penetrated as the armour is often an inability of dealing the issues that make us vulnerable and fragile.

I’ve painted the face armour and then texturised it and added the screw heads (my own photographs). The fragility stickers are photographs from a parcel that we recently received. It’s funny you never realise what may come in handy, so I am constantly snapping away at everything.


Others in the series


Portrait by Blair-W

Blue by RhapsodyinAlto

Another Mixed Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Darkworld Texture Set by Shadowhouse

Perfect Portrait 3 by TheCoffeshopBlog

All other images/textures etc my own.


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