Candy Chang turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and remember what is important to them. Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Painted with chalkboard paint and stenciled with the sentence “Before I die I want to _______”
Artist Candy Chang has teamed up with the Chicago Urban Art Society and youth-run art gallery Good News Only to bring her interactive public art project Before I Die (previously) to various Chicago neighborhoods. Passersby are confronted with a spray painted canvas bearing the repeated prompt “Before I die…” and can use provided chalk to complete the sentence, creating a public space for spontaneously shared dreams, hopes, fears and aspirations. ]
"before I die," Candy Chang's public community art piece in New Orleans. CLICK ON THIS. it's wonderful.
Before I Die: Reclaiming Urban Aspiration | Brain Pickings
"before I die I want to ..." this is incredible -- a woman in new orleans turned the side of an abandoned house in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where people can share their hopes and dreams.