Mixed Media Mosaic
I made this as a prayer shrine while my son, a US Marine, was in Afghanistan. It was the summer and fall of 2009, and the USMC embarked on an historic mission that was totally trumped by the death of ---, (still pisses me off so, I can't even mention his name.) St. Michael is the patron saint of soldiers, firemen and police officers. I haven't heard my son's stories yet, and I don't know if I ever will have that privilege. This kept some serenity in my life during his tour, and I really had to trust in the best possible outcome, as my mom would say.
It was also a way to honor, in my own private way, the bravery of these young Marines (and soldiers too.) My son was with the 1/5, 2 MEB and, some of them did not return. I will never forget these men. Their names will stay with me forever.