Totem for Light I (Carlos)
Carlos Betancourt, Totem for Light I (Carlos), 2009. Digital print. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds from Barbara and Harvey Goldstein. © 2019 Carlos Betancourt
Carlos Betancourt’s artwork explores the ways people maintain their identity when they move to a new country and attempt to blend in with their adopted culture.
Betancourt uses digital photography and computer manipulation techniques to create opulent images of identity through place in rich, jewel-like tones.
“The overall culture of Puerto Rico shaped my early ideas of blending, layering, and mixing, as well as my profound love for nature.”
— Carlos Betancourt