Artworks, Metro Art Rider Portrait Series

We Are The Heritage

Omar Martinez, "We Are The Heritage"

Project Description

We Are The Heritage reflects the importance of preserving one’s cultural heritage. Andrea—a regular Metro rider, local jewelry designer and doula whose work is rooted in her homeland’s indigenous practices—is shown with Guatemala’s national bird and flower, and wearing a traditional Huipil garment.

About the Artist

OMAR MARTINEZ is a Long Beach–based illustrator, muralist and graphic designer whose work explores, celebrates and represents his Central American heritage. He attended Otis College of Art and Design and founded the art collective The X Bakery. Martinez’s public murals can be found throughout Long Beach.