Soul Box

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Stars could fade, darkness

like nothing, this world without

you as my heart light.

© Ali Grimshaw 2019

THE SOUL BOX PROJECT is a national community art project calling for the making of one hand-folded paper box to represent every person killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. since 2014. Hundreds of thousands of these Boxes will be displayed together in massive art installations to reveal the staggering number of gunfire victims.

I had the privilege of visiting this exhibit and making my own Soul Box to contribute to the cause. If you are near Portland, Oregon take time to visit and read what these boxes say. Multnomah Arts Center Gallery

Find out more at SoulBoxProject.org

“The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people… because people are changed by art – enriched, ennobled, encouraged – they then act in a way that may affect the course of events… by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think.”                      – Leonard Bernstein

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25 thoughts on “Soul Box

  1. We are coming out to Portland this summer to visit our son who lives in Oregon. I have made a note that I want to visit the Multnomah Gallery to see this project. Thank you so much for the information, Ali.

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  2. Thank you Ali. I’m so glad we visited the Soul Box collection together. It’s very meaningful in the way that huge collection brings our eyes and minds into focus on the gun problem.

    On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 4:53 PM flashlight batteries – poetry wrote:

    > Ali Grimshaw posted: ” Stars could fade, darkness like nothing, this world > without you as my heart light. © Ali Grimshaw 2019 THE SOUL BOX PROJECT is > a national community art project calling for the making of one > hand-folded paper box to represent every person killed or injur” >

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