To honor and remember those killed in the epidemic of gun violence in the USA, GVPA has added The Soul Box Project to our portfolio. We sponsor and lead Soul Box workshops to raise awareness of the horrific and senseless loss of life and potential resulting from this epidemic.
The idea, originating in Portland, Oregon, is to make an overwhelming, heart-wrenching visual statement of the number of people who die by gun violence. This community art project starts with something very simple: little paper origami boxes, each one representing one life, one soul gunned down.
This is a SOUL BOX.
Soul Boxes are gathered, stitched into panels, and displayed in art installations in public spaces - libraries, churches, art galleries, schools, meeting halls, State Capitals. In October 2020 Soul Boxes will appear on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
To join in a creative, non-confrontational approach to reducing gun deaths, watch this space for an announcement of a Soul Box Workshop near you.