Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Image to accompany my poem Slide


I am but a mirror of
your wants
your musts
your needs
your fears.

I am but a projection of
your history
your view
your understanding
your perception.

I am but a phantom of
your pain
your hurt
your torture
your anxiety.

I slide behind a curtain
 hidden amongst
the discarded furniture of your mind
 concealed behind
the ghosts of your past
 obscured by
the spectres of your nightmares.

I am a piece of fiction, none of it is true.
I am an actress in your private film.
I am an obsession, a drug.

I am prophecy made flesh.

© Sybille Sterk

The title ‘Slide’ came to me and I didn’t quite know why at first. It’s such an odd title for a poem, but it wouldn’t go away. I then realised that it was inspired by a character in the Terry Goodkind series of books ‘Sword of Truth’. The Slide is a kind of soul eater and it can devour the soul of someone and use it to his/her own advantage.

The photo collage didn’t turn out at all like I had planned it. Not that I am unhappy with how it turned out. LOL It’s one of those images that grew and changed under my stylus as I put it together.

I am still quite new to photo manipulation and sometimes find it hard to find the right tools to do what I want, on the other hand I love the discoveries I make on the way.

I have used the following stock:
Model, vintage image from M3ment0M0ri
Curtains, stock image from LunaNYXstock
Negative image (to make the film at the bottom) from ~ArtOfDecay-Stock
Fire, stock images from shin-rhys

The photos/images used in the ‘film roll’ at the bottom are all my own, so are several of the background/textures.

I have also used the following textures:

Photo Manipulator’s Group 17th Jan 2010
Inspiration: Fantasy Art 21st Jan 2010
Inspired Art! Group on 21st Jan 2010
Touched by Fire on 31st Jan 2010
Class of its own (feature page) and Class of its own group page on 23rd Feb 2010

640 views Feb 2010

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