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Artist Paints Cardboard Cut-Outs Of ‘Invisible Workers’

Life size cardboard cut-outs of gardeners, nannies and housekeepers are popping up on streets and parks all over Beverly Hills, California.

They’re the work of 25 year-old artist and nanny Ramiro Gomez, who says he wants to bring attention to what he calls the “invisible workers.” Gomez says these mainly Latino workers  help raise the children and maintain the homes of wealthy Hollywood residents, but go largely unseen.

Gomez is the son of Mexican immigrants, and was born and raised in San Bernadino, California and has been painting the cut-outs and propping them up around town for the past eight months.

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  • gman

    Orale Ramiro, nice work. Keep at it!

  • mazzour

    great interview. as ive said before, inspiring work. had your work on mind when working on my recent work and work getting ready to start. if you shine a light, the darkness is less scary…..

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