Resurrection of Goddess Mother

”I have come to resurrect
the Goddess.

She wasn’t crucified
but she was torn apart.
Forced to bleed and breed against her will,
I can hear her heart beating
even still.

I have come to resurrect
the Queen,
whose throne was thrown
into the sea.
Deep below the blue green,
those waves of triumph gone unseen.

I have come to resurrect
the Girl,
told to hide the light in her eyes
And fire in her soul.
Bought and sold for gold,
though her voice remains,
untamed and bold.

I have come to resurrect
the Mother.

Wise lines around her eyes
from all the smiles and cries,
wondering if her newborn daughter
would ever look upon her father.

I have come to resurrect
the Goddess.
She wasn’t crucified
but she was torn apart.
She will rise from beneath
the great stones,
skin and bones,
with light in her eyes and a flaming heart.

Jewels Ahl

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

Amazonian Medusa sculptor @ London gallery

”In the U.K., another significant Medusa sculpture has been unveiled at the same time. The British sculptor Susie MacMurray’s “Medusa,” showing at the Pangolin Gallery in London, features a handmade copper chainmail dress fitted all the way down, before devolving into a serpentine fringed bottom. The piece took eight months to make, and she was assisted by a group of art students.
“I wanted her to be Amazonian in presence,” MacMurray told The Daily Beast of her Medusa. “I didn’t want her to be the idealized Barbie playing to the problematic gaze. She’s so strong, the male gaze gets reflected back… I wanted her to be voluptuous. It’s quite important to me that she wasn’t a size zero. She’s a size 16. I think she’s quite noble.”
Though the Argentine-Italian Garbati completed his artwork in 2008, it went viral 10 years later after #MeToo galvanized women from all industries to call for greater attention to issues of workplace misconduct and sexual violence.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/medusa-is-back-standing-tall-and-complicated-in-the-metoo-era?via=twitter_page