Treat yourself to 15% off apparel, cases and laptop skins with code FORME15

Hi Folks if you have time please visit my latest journal


In Greek mythology, Achilles (Ancient Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς, Achilleus) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War, the central character and the greatest warrior of Homer’s Iliad.
Later legends (beginning with a poem by Statius in the first century AD) state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Since he died due to an arrow shot into his heel, the term “Achilles’ heel” has come to mean a person’s principal weakness.
Originally I had intended to use a female nude for this transformation… whilst searching for suitable nudes I chanced upon this magnificent male… as I began working on the piece I reflected upon my own personal health… due to a childhood accident I have a short leg 45mm to be precise… now 37 years later the heel of the “good” leg gives me tremendous pain… it is my “Achilles Heel”….
This lone warrior now reflects… all of this power and strength contained within this frame… balanced yet unbalanced… is he aware of his impending doom…
Symbolically this images contains a host of hidden metaphors… your thoughts please?

Thanks to
for this magnificent male

also see


  • eon .
    eon .over 4 years ago

    So Wrong…in all the right ways ’ – )))

  • moyo
    moyoover 4 years ago

    well he sure is not vulnerable any more, nobody can kill him now coz his heel is gone
    but he also lost his manhood.
    poor sod!

  • mareakingurl
    mareakingurlover 4 years ago

    WHOA…..very freaky but interesting image!!

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...over 4 years ago


  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboover 4 years ago

    o.m.g… you freak me out! in great ways. This is awesome.

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Wow. Brilliant work, TG. The blending is superb.

  • sure2010
    sure2010over 4 years ago


  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 4 years ago

    Well, you know what they say about big hands and feet……..oh wait…..

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    wow .. fantastic work

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago


desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.