#ArtToEndViolence at the California State Fair

Today is the start of the California State Fair! #ArtToEndViilence, Award of Excellence winner, is on display in the fine art building throughout the fair. 

The piece is a self portrait with eight notable deaths beginning with the murder of Matthew Shepard and extending through the recent killings of today. #ArtToEndViolence is a poiniant reminder of the humanity behind violence. 

All nine pieces are watercolor and ink on paper. The handwritten narrative on the pieces can be read in its entirety here

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