Veteran Fort Wayne Sculptor Reflects On Public Art Scene

May 19, 2017

Garcia, applying the finishing touches to his head of William Shakespeare, March, 1968.
Credit Courtesy/Allen County Public Library

Fort Wayne sculptor, Hector Garcia, has established a reputation for his craft over the past 40 years, on regional, national and international levels.

Two of his outdoor works, "The Jesuit," and "Chief Little Turtle," were added to our own public art scene in 1976.

WBOI's Julia Meek invite Garcia into the studio, to discuss his motivation for those pieces, his distinctive style, and his thoughts on the importance of communal sculpture.

Watch the unveiling of one of Garcia's more recent pieces, "The Good Shepherd," at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission in this short video by Victor Zapari: