Name: Atlas Heart
Sid created these tiles in collaboration with Canuck Place Children's Hospice, which provides care for young people with life-threatening illnesses in British Columbia. The hearts at the centre of the tile were painted by the children of Canuck Place and their families during one of Sid's visits to the hospice. Sid then placed the hearts back inside the tiles and finished them at his studio. These pieces were featured as centrepieces at the Gift of Time Gala and auctioned at the event. In light of public desire of owning these one-of-a-kind Atlas Hearts, five of them were featured on our website in a silent online auction, raising more funds for the Canuck Place. Sid's inspiration for this tile's design is the myth of Atlas, who supported the whole world on his back, in addition to the credo of Canuck Place, which is to embrace life and live it to the fullest. The meaning on the back of the tile reads:
"I see your heart,
The colours inside you are so many and so bright,
The whole world is dazzled by your light!"
We would like to thank all who participated in this project for your support of this vital organization.
Size: 6x8 in.