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.
- LA Times: Artist pays homage to L.A.’s unseen workers
- YouTube: Gomez Sparks Conversation About Labor in Beverly Hills
- Ramiro Gomez, artist and nanny