Dark Art: photograph of demon in human form – Evil Mockery, by Danielle Tunstall

Dark Art: photograph of demon in human form – Evil Mockery, by Danielle Tunstall

Evil Mockery - photograph of demon in human form - Dart Art by Danielle Tunstall

Evil Mockery, image copyright Danielle Tunstall - all rights reserved

Part of a series of images from the shadowy fringes of the Internet.  Visuals that stir my sense for the eerie and macabre.

I like this image because it’s brutally simple and conveys a concept that spans the totality of human history: the existence of Evil spirits and the obsession by some of them to gain possession of human flesh.  Like people who become demented and intoxicated with an excess of alcohol, drugs or physical glory… lesser demons behave with malevolent and turbulent glee, a runaway frenzy of vicious acts and psychopathic babbling.  The creature in this photograph is taunting the viewer with its tongue sticking out, mocking us, snarling behind the mask of tissue, sinewy muscle, engorged blood vessels and spongy cartilage.  What it sees with those glassy, black, insect-like eyes is nothing that you or I could convey in words or even images: they are twin orbs that give us a glimpse into the absolute darkness of what lies just beyond the veil.  The Inner Chaos.  The shadows of the Quantisphere.

Danielle Tunstall has a vast repository of images she’s created and showcasing on her website, definitely worth a look if you’re into the darker side of Cyberpunk, verging on horror, smeared in blood and infection.

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You might also enjoy this:

  • Dante’s Fool is sci-fi & dark fantasy novel set in the near-future; demons nuzzle the evil men who carry out ritualistic mutilations of random victims abducted from London streets;  Detective Sergeant Louis Cloud, already busy hunting criminals who carried out the armed robbery of a courier recently arrived from orbit, is given the case and rapidly discovers the true horror of the invisible things that feast and glut themselves on our fears.  Available in paperback, Amazon Kindle and iBook formats. More…

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