Gun Violence Affects Us All. Art Can Heal.

By Leslie Lee | published in on April 22, 2022. Last year, late in the day on October 15, I was standing in awe near one end of a 200-foot-long canopy spanning the width of the National Mall. The Soul Box Project volunteer team had just completed installing our exhibit of 200,000 poignant origami Soul Boxes representing the number of U.S. deaths and injuries from gunfire in less than three years. I was [...]

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‘Soul Boxes’ at ArtPrize honor lives affected by gun violence

By: Brittany Flowers | Sep 22, 2021 (Updated: Sep 22, 2021) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s a problem that has long plagued our nation: Gun violence. On average, gun violence takes more than 1,200 lives each year in Michigan and 2021 is on pace to be the worst year in decades. “I think we’re all struggling with the amount of violence in our communities,” said Portland, Oregon, based artist Leslie Lee. After [...]

By |2024-02-22T06:56:23+00:00September 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Those Who Came Before

By Leslie Lee — “It could be therapy, I hoped, for a community that was increasingly paralyzed by grief and rage and powerlessness. It could be a tool for the media, to reveal the humanity behind the statistics. And a weapon to deploy against the government; to shame them with stark visual evidence of their utter failure to respond to the suffering and death that spread and increased with every passing day.”  Cleve Jones, [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:01:55+00:00April 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Authority Magazine Features Soul Box Project Founder

By Leslie Lee | April 18, 2021—Authority Magazine recently featured me in a rather lengthy article. They have a standard set of questions to ask and it was a bit challenging to answer some of them, like: Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that? Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can [...]

By |2024-02-22T07:03:09+00:00April 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , |
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