In each culture, I have experienced the feelings of an outsider… My need to communicate this point of view is what drives my art.
Category: In Their Own Words
My recent work has been influenced considerably by the concept “ichi-go ichi-e” (一期一会), originally from the tea ceremony, meaning “one lifetime, one meeting” or “once in a lifetime.”
“The greatness of a people is eventually judged by what they contribute to the arts and culture of their times.”
“This is a live feed with glass artist Tim Tate who is also the founder of the Washington Glass School. Welcome, Tim and thanks for doing this interview.”
“Since 1994, I have used a unique set of “icons” and imagery to help communicate meaning in my paintings. Below are my explanations..”
My current figurative work features portraits of people that I know – friends and family. Thus I take images of models, people I don’t know, who don’t look like the people I see every day, and construct portraits of people that I recognize.