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Sacred Heart of Healing

2000 Tim Tate Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1960 blown glass 16 x 8 x 4 in. (40.6 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist in memory of his mother, Patricia Tate 2001.7A-C Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B

Luce Center Quote

“The images are not only for me and my loss, they’re for anyone who has gone through a heartbreaking death.” Tim Tate, Washington Times, 2003

Luce Center Label

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.


Allegory - quality - health

Emblem - heart

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Tim Tate

Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1960

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