“Achilles, Come Down”

“Achilles, Come Down”

Pastel on Paper


A pastel drawing of Achillies


A portrait of Achilles, fierce protector of all, and inspired by the song, “Achilles, Come Down” by Gang of Youths. The song portrays Achilles’ mental break after the death of Patroclus and his struggle to move on with life. To me this is a reflection of the grief felt by those the pandemic has affected.

About the Artist

Jess Rodriguez,  Centre County
Published:  March 12, 2021