Her art had a gentle beauty and optimism about it. It stands in stark contrast to the violence and futility of her murder. I cannot imagine how her family and friends are feeling. All I would say to them is that hers was a life that touched many through the art she shared.
In LA last week I met the Oscar winning director of Saving Face. The violence against Carolyn is part of a wider issue which must be recognised and dealt with in the 21st Century.
I would urge any who feel similarly to think if you also can make a contribution to this cause via an organisation that is dealing with the issue and to share this message.