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