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Interactive Global Art: The Priority Boxes Art Project

A photo of a woman in Brooklyn holding a peace boxBrooklyn, NY - 2009

Today's artist feature showcases the priority boxes art project, a 10-year-long, interactive global art project based in New York. The project featured hand-painted boxes filled with apparently intangible commodities like love, peace and hope, that were sent to recipients around the world.


A photo of a woman in Taipei, Taiwan holding a peace boxTaipei, Taiwan

Each box made as part of the priority boxes art project was created and painted by artist Frank De Las Mercedes. We’ve previously featured Franck’s artworks – his style is bright, energetic and colourful, with subject matter that is often personal and emotional, sometimes reminiscent of religious iconography. The artist’s artistic style and motives fit perfectly into the peace boxes project.


The Priority Boxes Art Project Story 


While the official project has come to an end after its decade-long run, if you would like to own a peace box it is still possible to order a special-edition peace box through Franck’s online shop. The boxes ship to anywhere in the world, allowing you to own a unique piece of art history. 


A screen capture of the priority boxes art project

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Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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