Fading Memories is an homage to my father, the great Fine Art Painter Ernesto Alcántara.
Six years ago, after an absurd stumble and a foolish fall, my father hit his head. That day, the strong, creative and assertive man, painfully, started to fade away. Not just his memory started to dim, his art changed radically. Those six years were the most heartbreaking.
Fortunately he never forgot who he was, and who I was, father and daughter, two artists constantly creating. Even though his work started to change through his illness, he painted until the last moment. His main subject was landscape.
He passed away less than a year ago. Even after his death, he still is one of the great influences in my artistic life. My process of grieving has brought me to create this new body of work.