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Photo: Altair
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Altair

Tim James & Aidan Demrais
Minnesota
Materials: Steel
Sponsors:
Wealth Enhancement Group
Selling Price: $9,850

Artist Statement:

Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. The sphere and steel triangular components portray an eagle’s majestic power and grace during flight.

About Tim James & Aidan Demrais

Tim James – Art has profoundly affected the life of Tim James for as long as he can remember. He started creating artwork realistically, until a two-year journey to Athens, Greece influenced a transformation to abstraction.

James was born in Mankato, Minnesota. He received his Master’s Degree in Education and his Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Minnesota State University. His artwork can be found in a variety of media around Southern Minnesota including six pieces in the permanent collection at South Central College. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions over the years, and he has been the recipient of regional awards.

Much of Tim James’ inspiration comes from being an art teacher at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.

Aidan Demarais –Being an Industrial Arts instructor is a profession that I chose for many reasons.  It gives me the freedom to be creative, the chance to help others, and the opportunity to be a leader.

Recently, the creative aspect of my teaching profession has compelled me to experiment artistically with different mediums.  For as long as I can remember, I have made furniture, welded projects, constructed buildings, poured concrete, and repaired mechanical equipment.  This hasn’t changed, but now I let the materials I’m working with guide me to the final product.  For example, when I make a piece of furniture, I let the natural beauty of the wood: the knots, the bark, and the grain, determine the outcome.  I use these same techniques with welding projects, designing layouts, and engineering blueprints.