by Hector M.Ortega


July 2022


Hector Ortega is an Arizona-based metals artist. The primary focus in his work is medium-to-large scale sculpture, as well as making  tools for other artists. His sculpture work can be found in communities and in private collections in Arizona and nationally along with his tool-making, which has a global reach.

Reliance is sculpture that is inspired by the interconnections we all share in our daily lives how our interactions with each other as people and members of society influence the human condition. We as people/humans have great impacts on each other’s lives. We share in this ongoing narrative collectively, each bringing our own set of values and experiences to the world, interdependent of each other; it’s part of the connection we share to make this a better place, one idea and action – all pieces of a greater work we call life.