"Blind" points to the reflex that many individuals have to label one another by group when opinions are in conflict. It is easy to wag a disapproving finger at a group vs an individual. Eventually we only see statistics, argument, litigation, policy and debate; there are no people left to see. When individuals make the choice to see the entire world again, they find themselves face to face with regular, ordinary people whom have the same needs, wants, and desires as they do.
Leonard’s work focuses on highlighting human interaction and engagement within social issues, both productive and counterproductive. Topics of purposeful vs incidental ignorance, bigotry, emotional/social isolation, xenophobia and isolationism have all played a role in his work. Using a marriage of imagery with devices and novel presentation he creates an environment where the viewer must participate to bring the work to completion, while inaction on the part of the viewer still serves to illustrate a point.