Making Visible the Invisible
Ramiro Gomez is a male nanny working in Los Angeles. He’s also an artist. He works closely with the nannies and domestic workers of Los Angeles, which gives him a unique incite into the ways in which domestic workers are so often rendered invisible. In a truly unique way, Gomez has begun an art project to make visible these people who maintain the pristine and comfortable lifestyle of the residents of Beverly Hills. He paints cardboard cut-outs of gardeners, cleaners, and nannies, and places them in places where you might just as easily see a real gardener, cleaner or nanny. And for some reason, the cardboard draws our attention more than the human. Curious, right?