In The Great Pandemic, the ravaging effects of the Covid-19 virus are given concrete form. Gill’s photograph captures Vangad as a lone, contemplative figure in a desolate and overcast landscape. A central painted figure representing Dhartari Devi, or the Goddess of the Earth—who normally holds the earth in her hands—now holds aloft a larger-than-life pathogenic structure, which radiates outwards. The virus and its effects on humans descend from planes onto a large and intricately rendered urban environment, where people are isolated in single rooms among empty shops and vacant office spaces. Rows of migrant workers flee this hostile city, returning to the village, and are shown alternating with undulating lines of hospital beds with respirators, some attended by doctors and nurses, and others simply occupied. The rural environment depicted in the lower half of the work is populated by people participating in the rituals of daily life. Interwoven into these village scenes are those who volunteered assistance in the form of food or material goods. A rectangular structure directly below the rain of blessings that fall from Dhartari Devi houses scientists working to create vaccines. This work addresses the challenges and devastation of life during a pandemic across the Indian subcontinent, felt most acutely by underserved indigenous communities.