Jim began sculpting in his twenties and has pursued it on and off for over 50 years.   In his “other life”, his work generated numerous patents and developments.  He has found more time in the past 20 years to return to sculpting and has produced a number of sculptures, some of which have sold or are currently showing in regional galleries.

 

The pieces tend toward what can be described as expressionistic minimalism and often incorporate  comic, cosmic, philosophical or spiritual elements.  In addition, Jim sometimes conveys emotions through his work, such as his sculptures in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and on 9/11.

 

Jim occasionally adapts rough stones he sees lying in the woods or at a riverbank. With what appears to be minimal work but is often an in-depth process, he transforms an ordinary stone into a form that tells a story.

 

The symbol Jim uses to mark his work is a fusion of a Delta and Sigma, two letters of the Greek alphabet which represent his name in Greek, Dimitri Sarantakos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim's parents were both from Sparta, Greece, a place rich in history and Jim communicates some of that energy through his work.

 

Jim would be happy to discuss his work with you.  You can e-mail him at highfarms@pshift.com.

 

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Portrait of the Artist 
  • Green Mountain Fine Arts Gallery, Stowe, Vermont

  • Shelburne Pond Studios, Shelburne, Vermont

  • Millbrook Gallery, Concord, New Hampshire 

  • Studio Place Arts, Barre, Vermont

  • Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont

  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

  • 2001 Stone carving instructor, West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Robert Paul Gallery, Stowe, Vermont

  • 1970's-1990's Sporadic sculpting

  • 1960's Elizabeth Ives Bartholet Gallery, New York, New York

  • 1960's The Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Connecticut

  • 1963 First Prize, Sculpture exhibit, The New School, New York, New York

  • Early 1960's Studied drawing at the Arts Students League, New York, New York

  • Late '50's - early '60's studied stone carving under Manolo Pascol, The New School of Social Research, New York, New York

  • 1950's Art and Art History, Columbia University, New York, New York

 

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