Guarding Marina

Dimensions: 38" x 68"
Materials: #2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-cut wool, yarn, and beads on linen
Designed and hooked by Michele Micarelli, New Haven, Connecticut, 2012. Photo by Anne-Marie Littenberg.
Featured in: Celebration XXIII

"Yes, I am a water goddess, being raised near the water, swimming every possible moment and navigating the world by the direction of the water. This is Marina, a guardian of the ocean. She is not a weak mermaid but a warrior in protecting the ecology of the ocean that I love. The title has a double meaning. As well as being a guard, she is also being guarded by a sea monster wrapped tightly around her tail. This fierce protective presence is my husband. My children symbolically also appear in the rug. My daughter is the snake wrapped around her arm, and my son is the octopus wrapped around the scepter. At her feet in the deepest depths of the ocean, you will see the light coming from her magical cave."
- Michele Micarelli, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018


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