Cardboard figures create awareness of immigrant workers in US
3 August 2012 Last updated at 14:10 BST
Ramiro Gomez paints images of immigrant workers on discarded cardboard boxes, cuts them out and installs them around the streets of Beverly Hills.
The young artist - himself the son of Mexican immigrants - hopes to draw attention to the the plight of immigrant workers in the US, who he says are an invisible community to many of their employers.
Video produced by Valeria Perasso, BBC Mundo's Los Angeles correspondent