What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?


After losing someone she loved, artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood with chalkboard paint and stenciled the sentence, “Before I die I want to _____.” Within a day of the wall’s completion, it was covered in colorful chalk dreams as neighbors stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than four hundred Before I Die walls have been created by people all over the world.

Candy Chang is an artist who believes in the power of our public spaces to help us make sense of our communities and ourselves.

Before I die, I want to…

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