California couple creates grass mural honoring Kobe Bryant

A California couple paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by creating a mural in a grass field honoring the Laker great.

Kelli Pearson and her husband Pete Davis designed a 115-foot-tall by 92-foot-wide grass mural of a smiling Bryant holding a basketball, KGO reported.

"I think it hit her more than it hit me. She woke up knowing we had to do something," Davis told KGO. "We wanted to do something local."

They used a special machine that blows air to bend the blades of grass creating contrast. The mural will last about two days.

The image can’t be seen from the ground. Its location is a secret but the couple hinted it is in one of Pleasanton’s parks.

Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were all killed Sunday when the helicopter they were flying in crashed.

"This tragedy came as a huge surprise. He was an amazing person, amazing family man and an amazing athlete," Pearson told KTLA. "Fortunately, we have this technology that allows us to do this huge tribute."

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