Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of Portrait of an Artist offers an intimate peek at the life and work of an important figure in the world of art. Not just a dry discussion of the major works, this is an exploration of the environment that produced the artist and influenced his work. From interviews with family and friends, to short trips to the artist's favorite haunts, no stone is left unturned. In this particular episode, viewers explore the life and work of Aristides Demetrios, a sculptor best known for gigantic, expressive creations in metal. The program includes an in-depth look at the creation of the title piece in Santa Clara, CA. This episode won a CINE Golden Eagle award.