Piece description from the artist
A Day of the Dead piece I painted for the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Day of the Dead Festival. A tribute to Kobe Bryant, a legend in the making.
Ozzie Carmona is a native of Los Angeles and makes his living as a visual effects artist in the film industry. In an effort to get back to his roots, Ozzie started drawing; his art inspired him to create a new method of representing the culture of the Mexicans, Aztecs, and Mayans.
His paintings endeavor to portray a positive perception of current events, and also to create the awareness that his Mexican ancestors were great inventors, mathematicians, astrologers,and artists. Ozzie exhibits in festivals and art fairs all across L.A., many of which are dedicated to Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday and the artwork it inspires.