Sculptor Hector M. Ortega of Phoenix, AZ is an Arizona native. Hector draws his inspiration from the Southwest, which surrounds him with an oasis of visual stimulation that ranges from modern architecture, art and Phoenix’s natural habitat. Currently he is primarily working on large-scale sculptures and custom architectural steel fabrication and design.
Hector states; "Steel as a medium has enabled me to translate gentle arcs, rolling waves, and tapering geometries into forms, that once interconnected, will evoke a sense of place, calm, and order to our environment. I want people to be excited as I am for a project and to be inspired to do more with every opportunity that is given to them. It is my duty to uphold a standard that is inspirational to all".
On display on Cloverdale Bvd., near the Chamber of Commerce, is Hector’s sculpture "Constrained Geometries #2" sponsored by Jane & Ron Pavelka . "Constrained" of fabricated steel construction with a natural oxidized patina is 9′ x 9′ x 9′ and was judged "Best of Show". According to the artist, "Constrained Geometries #2 is part of an ongoing exploration of basic elemental forms, working with them to realized complex, but simplified compositions. In a way this new series is a metaphor for life, taking what constraints we have in any given moment in life and making the most of what we have at hand."