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Death is an Angel by Sya Death is an Angel by Sya
Death is an angel with two faces:
To us he turns
A face of terror, blighting all things fair;
The other burns
With glory of the stars, and love is there.

-Theodore Chickering Williams

Some of you might remember when I submitted this with text, but I decided to resubmit one without the text and offer it as a print.

Flame created with Apophysis.

Edit 4/09/08

Thank you everyone for your continued support and for all of the love you've shown! I hope you will visit my gallery and like what you find there as well!

Unfortunately, too many people have hotlinked to the original text version I had up on my site so I've removed it. Sorry, that's the breaks.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-05-10
Death is an angel and comes from the underworld of fractals to show you all its dramatic charm. It's quite hard to find such an eye-catching combination of black and white tones, scenery and composition...but Sya has got a full control over it. Let your eyes be impressed by the sense of greatness this work gives, but don't forget to appreciate the little details (and the rest of her gallery) as well. ( Suggested by sideoutman and Featured by damphyr )
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would like to feature your image on my art blog on Amazing Stories:… - with proper credit, and a link back to your DA gallery, of course.
The blog is scheduled for Wednesday 11 December - you will be able to access it through the above link.
Please let me know if it is NOT ok for me to feature this image on the blog! cheers, StarsongStudio
Sya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
OK, I don't mind, thanks for asking :)

A nice birthday present, it was on the 9th!
AngelicArt13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
It's such a beautiful fractal, and light is balanced so well with the smoky shadow. Excellent.
aerisgaaelnalsi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
terryel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Beautiful monochromatic Image
terryel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Beautiful monochrome imagery. Terryel
lylorie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful, so many meanings you can take from this piece.
TotallyAwesome12 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow this is amazing! I so love this! this is so outstanding and fantastic! it really symbolizes something so beautiful!
Camelibi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it ok if I use this deviation for a school work ?
Sya Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sure, please credit me.
Camelibi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, but I won't put the result on deviantart. :D

:frail: Thank you so much :frail:
Vixgo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
The image...
its wonderful...
joweeane Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolute amazing :D
xmichalinx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
coooooll :)
Jyassa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this!!
Gerri527 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the photo... I think I fell into it...
Viatinienne Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
When I watch this I will be confused.
But is sooo mystic.

LuridAngel777 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like- fell into the photo
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
iRawrsweetie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ooooooooo :o is mesmerized
Oohbeedoobeedah Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Makes me feel good
nasahkalam Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thats absolutely Amazing!!! I'm in love with it!!
two faces.. light and darkness beautiful
raven9678 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
i love the spirit orb pretending to be the angel of death
Kotarg Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Can I use part of your image on my forum?
Sya Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
If you link back to, sure!
Vitia-Dei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Magnificent. This is one of the most beautiful fractals I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.
AgnosGemini Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Fantastic work, very nice!
Gabrielj53 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Hi, I am publishing a book that will be out in the fall and was wondering if I could place your image on my website for some added artwork? Please let me know if this would be alright with you, I will have all artists viewed on the site listed in a special thanks area for maximum exposure of your fantastic work. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!!!
Sya Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sure! Please make sure to give credit! You can link back to or my blog and gallery,

Thanks for asking in advance! Good luck with your website, and do let me know when it's live so I can visit!

Gabrielj53 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Hi Sya, Thanks so much for letting me use your piece, its a phenomenal piece of artwork! Please feel free to take a look at the site at any time you would like and give me any feedback you may have on what I have done. is the site and your picture is displayed on the "Abyss" side in the "Kingdom of the Abyss" tab. I also added the link to your site to the "Special Thanks" page. Thanks again for letting me use this piece and I hope you have a wondeful week!
Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
CAA #39 Death
The issue number 39 is out. Check it here: [[link]]

We missed you and hope we can host your work in the next issues! CAA team
Sya Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ionicchange Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
wow thats is killer awesome
moapz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Hi Stacy, I'm knocking once more just to remind that we're waiting for your kind reply about your beautiful work. Deadline will be on 15th May 2010.
Thanks, the CaA-ArtZine Team. ;)
Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Our Italian Art-zine CAA (Chiamata alle Arti - Call to the Arts), whose next theme is “DEATH”, has noticed your work. We would like to submit it for evaluation by our editorial staff.
You can take a look at CAA past issues here:
The deadline for this theme is 15th May 2010.
If you would like to participate in this issue you can send your work to:
Please provide the following information:
Name and/or nickname.
E-mail address.
your consent for use of your work in the CAA Art-zine and in any advertising material for the Art-zine itself.

You can also provide a brief description, comment or quote to accompany your work.

We accept the following file formats: JPG, GIF and PNG or TIF, TGA, EPS, BMP, WMF, EMF - archived as ZIP or RAR (max 6 Mb). The longest side must be at least 1800 pixels.

For more detailed info: [link]

Our Art-zine is a non-profit publication.
Should your work not be selected, CAA undertakes to remove it from its archives and not use it in any way, in respect to the author and his/her copyright on the image.
Thank you!

CAA Team
bakkily Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
just bored listening to DEATH, and figured what the hell, ill look death on deviantart, this is quite dimensional
Ilovevampires4 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In the French Revolution, I think it was in the 1500's. My brother who looks just like one boy back then, got beheaded and now my brother today is gone too...
remsdeathnote Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
i really like this one.. the design of it is magnificant the way they swirl togeather and i really like how it looks as though its ripping away from the picture great job ^^ fav =P
shadow-singer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Student General Artist
that's really pretty! (even if it is about death) lol
Wings4Glory Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Spectacular work! I just downloaded Apophysis and am attempting to learn how to use it but it isn't going too well......:shrug:
AveEnd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Photographer
featured: [link]

epilithic Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
this hangs in my lounge, good stuff!
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