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DEMETER, Greek Goddess of the Harvest and Agriculture

Madonna Thunder Hawk, reimagined as the Greek Goddess Demeter.  Printed on Bamboo paper, we see Demeter looking at the viewer, with a yellow crown, with a safire at the top.  Embellished with 24 carat gold and spray paint, there is a cloudy scene behind her, a filled horn of plenty and poppies in front of her.
Demeter by Andrea LaHue aka Random Act

Madonna Thunder Hawk as Demeter

Demeter is known as the Greek Goddess of the Earth’s harvest and agriculture. Her domain is the grains and fertility of Mother Earth. She taught humanity all the ways of agriculture via Triptolemus, who freely taught it to whomever asked. Perhaps most remembered about Demeter, is her enormous grief, at the loss of her daughter Persephone. A grief that sparked obsessive searching for her daughter until all the seasons halted, all growth stopped and everything began to die. Forced into action, Zeus sends Hermes to bring Persephone back to her mother Demeter, yet she was tricked by Hades, her kidnapper and god of the underworld, and is now forced to split her year between the two. In the Eleusinian Mysteries she and her daughter are worshiped and centered on agriculture and grains, the cycle of life, death and rebirth and how it relates to the afterlife.

Madonna Thunder Hawk is the living American icon who embodies the Greek Goddess Demeter. Born under intense civil rights abuses, broken treaties and desecration of land and culture, Madonna Thunder Hawk tempered lack with connection to the land, her culture, discipline, education and activism. She is known best for being a Native American civil rights activist, a leader in the American Indian Movement and organized against the Dakota Access Pipeline. A co-founder of the Women of All Red Nations, tribal liaison and organizer for Lakota People’s Law Project. Madonna Thunder Hawk has been present, at some of the most important moments in our history, over the last century. Thunder Hawk has tirelessly advocated for the land, water and air human beings and the natural world need to survive. She has organized for children and family rights and against sterilization abuses. Further, Madonna Thunder Hawk advocates for the activists aka political prisoners, with legal liaison and support. Speaker, teacher, matriarch, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Madonna Thunder Hawk represents all the mothers of this land, like Demeter, sending a message to the powers that be, like Zeus, with prayerful protest. She wants her daughter, the land, back. Everything is starting to die.

Madonna Thunder Hawk reimagined as the Greek Goddess Demeter.  With a storm in the back of her and a filled horn of plenty and poppies in front of her, Demeter gases at the viewer.
Madonna Thunder Hawk as the Greek Goddess Demeter.

This Demeter print, from the POWHER series of work with is a hand embellished archival pigment print on sustainable Bamboo Paper, from an edition of 10. Prints are embellished with 24 karat gold leaf and spray paint. The Soteria prints by Andrea LaHue are 16" x 16", hand signed and numbered with chop mark. Museum quality, with museum quality framing available at checkout. Artist: Andrea LaHue aka Random Act Title: Demeter Edition: Hand Embellished Archival pigment print on sustainable Bamboo Paper, from an edition of 10 Medium: Embellished with 24 karat gold leaf & spray paint. Size: 16 x 16 inches Markings: Hand Signed and numbered with chop mark Date: 2022 Why reimagine the Greek Goddesses in 2021? Stay tuned.

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