SEATTLE — The Portland-based Soul Box Project is collecting one hand-folded origami box for every victim of gunfire in the U.S. Displayed in groups of tens of thousands in public spaces around the country, the project shows people how large the impact of gun violence is by giving it physical space. Each box represents a real person, a soul, and they are created by loved ones left behind. When grouped together, the numbers become comprehensible, and people are inspired to act.
The Soul Box art project visualizes the impact of gun violence
On display in South Lake Union, the display helps people to comprehend the massive scale of gun-related deaths and injuries in the United States.