A portrait of Gwen Aurajo #ArttoEndViolence

Art that inspires in memory of someone lost to violence.

K. Ryan Henisey

#ArttoEndViolenceGAWatermaked #ArttoEndViolence

Gwen’s portrait reads:

On October 3, 2002, Gwen  Araujo was beaten to death, over the course of hours, by four men after they discovered she was transgender. They then drove her body to the mountains and buried her. Her disappearance and murder went unreported for days. Two of her killers were convicted of second-degree murder. The other two plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Gwen was 17 years old. This occurred in Newark, California.


Winner, Award of Excellence, Fine Art

California State Fair, 2015

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