The Priority Boxes Art Project by Franck de las Mercedes © 2006-2016: A Message of Peace and Hope With labels that read “Fragile Contains:Peace, Love or Hope”, visual artist Franck de Las Mercedes sends abstractly painted, seemingly empty boxes to anybody, anywhere in the world.
“People that don’t know what they have in common can find a common ground [in peace].”
― Franck De La Mercedes
The “Priority Boxes” project is a public art series that seeks to initiate dialogue on peace, challenge people to reconsider their ability to influence change and question the fragility, value and priority given to those concepts. Each box, sent by mail to anyone who requests one, is both a canvas for a unique abstract painting and a platform for communication through art. A mixture of art and activism, the boxes are sent free to convey that something of such priority as peace should not have a price and that art can be both inclusive and accessible to all. From his small New Jersey studio, the artist has sent over 16,000 boxes around the globe, to countries in every continent.
Since its beginning in 2006, the project has been funded by the artist and donations and has evolved into a movement that has been embraced by popular culture, the mainstream media, schools and art educators across America.
After 10 worderful years the project has come to a close and we’ll no longer send boxes.
The artist is still sending remaining peace boxes for free as long as recipients contribute with S&H.
Contributing artists: Franck De La Mercedes.
Peace in the USA
You can still purchase a Special Edition Peace Box (while supplies last).
Once you receive your box please be sure to share an image with us or post on social media and tag us #PeaceBoxes @Franckstagram @FDLM @thedirectedartmodern