14 February 2011

I ♥ Valentines

Tim Tate
Sacred Heart of Healing
blown glass 16 x 8 x 4 in. (40.6 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm) Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sacred Heart of Healing was one of a series of nine hearts that Tim Tate created as a tribute to his late mother. Each of these hearts was inspired by an aspect of his mother’s personality. In this piece, the tiny drawings within the flame symbolize her love of natural healing. As a further tribute, Tate was persuaded by one of his students to have a tattoo of this piece inked on his arm.

For more information about this work visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art .


Tammy Ferrara said...

This is a beautiful piece of art! It makes my heart smile. :)

Professor Anita Giraldo said...

May I please use this image on my blog?


If so, please send permission and crediting information.

Thanks kindly.

Have a great day,