Fiber artist Alberto Alcantara has worked on ranches in his native Peru and the western united States for more than 50 years. Alberto learned the art of batik at the Running Cat studio in Laramie. In addition to his work with batik, Alberto's interest in experimentation has led him to create works of surface design using fiber reactive dyes and fabric pens. Alberto's work consists of colorful folk renditions of animals with humorous and winsome expressions. His Peruvian heritage and keen observation of the animals he has worked with, and the wildlife around him, have strongly influenced his work.
Image: 4 Moose (detail)