About Fortunato

Art is the substance of my life. I’ve always had a natural attraction to and been inspired by Nature's palette. As I have travelled through life it has led me to the art world. I compose and create wth lines from Nature and use the combination of its sensual lines and curves for the visions of my sculptures.

I was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States in 1968 with my parents and siblings. I grew up in San Jose, CA and I've lived in Portland, Oregon for the past 10 years.

I've primarily self-taught throughout my life, and I have never lost my passion for the arts.

Artistically, I was influenced early in life by sculpture icons, Alexander Calder (for his colors and movements), Leonardo de Vinci (for his accuracy and innovation) and Michelangelo Buonarroti (for his sculpts and movement of the body.)

Reflecting my two decades of experience in the building trade I bring my craftsmanship and life skills to my art work.

Sustainability is a passion of mine and so I work with sustainable materials – we need people to work harmonically with nature so that we don't overwhelm its balance with our actions.

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