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Achilles by ToastedGhost

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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?

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achilles, gods, greek, toastsedghost, surreal, sureal

Comments

  • eon .
    eon .almost 4 years ago

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

  • moyo
    moyoalmost 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
    mareakingurlalmost 4 years ago

    WHOA…..very freaky but interesting image!!

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

    interesting……..

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboalmost 4 years ago

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

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 4 years ago

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

  • sure2010
    sure2010almost 4 years ago

    Interesting…

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 4 years ago

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

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 4 years ago

    wow .. fantastic work

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 4 years ago

    excellent!

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