‘Good Father’ – Parish of San Francisco de Asís (Jesús Maria, Lima, Peru)

In 2016, Pope Francisco declared that year as the ‘Year of Mercy’ and as the image he chose, the parable of the prodigal son.

This parable was taken to the canvas by many great artists, including Rembrandt and Murillo.

Father David from the Parish of San Antonio of Padua (Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru) gave me both options when he asked me to do a painting. I chose that of Rembrandt and worked on it, giving it some personal touch, of course.

It was exhibited from March 2016 to March 2017, and today it is a part of the heritage of the Salesian community.