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This one is an interpretation of Rapunzel, still going with the fairytale theme here…. Made me think about hair and how the power is ‘ours’ as long as we cut it, but not when someone else cuts it, then it diminishes us (i.e. what they used to do to women to ‘mark’ them as prostitutes). I remember some fairytales I read a long time ago, where the only way to ‘cure’ a witch was by cutting off her hair, she’d become a normal woman then. There is power in hair and the length of it…

Part of my new series of images for licensing on Arcangel-Images – use this code: SYST-0176

Created with my own photographs in Photoshop, no stock used.

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rapunzel, fairytales, fairy, hair, braid, platt, scissors, ribbon, lace, arcangel images, photo manipulation, altered art, sybille sterk, magpiemagic, textures, grunge

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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  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Many, many thanks. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 2 years ago

    Fabulous Sybille….love the whole Rapunzel concept!

  • Many, many thanks Trish. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    You have hit the nail right on the head with this work Sybille! :) xx

  • Many, many thanks Carol. Much appreciated. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jacqueline Eden
    Jacqueline Edenover 2 years ago

    you made me think Sybille…I always feel powerful when I cut my hair. I seem to grow it then cut it off. There is indeed power in hair xo

  • Many, many thanks Jakki. Much appreciated. :-) I do exactly the same. I just seem to grow it so I can cut it. LOL xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • strawberries
    strawberriesover 2 years ago

    this is such a fabulous peice of work, so beautiful and so terribly sad at the same time. love it

  • Many, many thanks strawberries. Much appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

    This has so much power Sybille – and your description is fabulous too.
    xx

  • Many, many thanks Anna. Much appreciated. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 2 years ago

    Yeh……I thought of Rapunzel before I got to your description..
    I used to have very long hair and it was wavy and thick and I kinda was my hair. Thank goodness I grew into a real person ;O) xx

  • ROFL Just hair is not enough. I agree. But there IS power in cutting it off. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    WELL DONE IMAGE AND WORK .INTERESTING HISTORY .YOUR IMAGE ALSO REMINDS ME OF HOW YOUNG GIRLS ARE NOE DONATING THEI=R LONG HAIR TO MAKE WIGS FOR THOSE IN NEED lIZ

  • Many, many thanks Liz. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great work

  • Many, many thanks Sylvia. Much appreciated. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    the image is intriguing and hard to look away from. have read 2 of the Sword of Truths books so far, but like you, am reading like 3 at a time. this brings me back to that, for now, and makes me want to read more. more than that, it makes me wish I could do art like you. wonderful Sybille. you have such an amazing gift, and lucky for me, it is always right up my alley, so to speak. brilliant as ever. love to you. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • LOL Thanks for that. Now I want to read it again, too. Got the new one on the pile of things to read. xoxoxoxox ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

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