Marco responds to the drowning of Syrian toddler Aylan with a beautiful piece

Hello Lilla,

The recent drowning of the Syrian toddler, Aylan, along with his mother and brother near the Turkish coast have deeply touched me. Both as a human and as a father, I felt moved to create this piece of artwork.  I cried while making it and it is called “Aylan’s Dream”.


Aylan’s Dream


Marco Marella


  • Marco,
    Your compassion is evident. This piece makes a difference. It touches you. Thanks for sharing

    by Bev Siverd
    September 9, 2015
  • Marco,
    This is such a beautiful gesture, as well as a beautiful work of art. My prayers go out for that little boy, too. As a mom, I can’t even imagine the pain of losing my son in this way. Thank you for sharing this.

    September 11, 2015

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