Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Brilliant - Community Art

I love this idea from artist, {Candy Chang}... 

In Candy Chang's words...

"It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from friends and neighbors, Candy 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 _______”, the wall became an enlightening way to get to know your neighbors and discover the hopes and aspirations of the people around you."   

"Once the wall is filled, we wash the board with water and start with a clean slate again. We are documenting all responses and some will be included in a book."

What would you write?


  1. GENUIS!

    change the world - in some way or another!

    1. ...I'd like to have a family.

      What an amazing idea!

  2. Ah there are so many things I want to do before I die, but most I just want to remain positive and keep moving forward! What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ah so so cool. Gosh I don't even know what I would many things!

  4. That is so awesome! Hooray for ART!!!!!
    I want to live on a sailboat and sail the open seas.

  5. This is breathtaking! What an amazing idea. Before I die I want to get at least a million neck kisses on my little chubby boy.

  6. Ah! I love this. Such an inspiring and awesome idea.

  7. Fun!! I've got a long list of things I want to learn and places I want to see!
    PS. I've got a giveaway happening, I'd love you to enter!

  8. I love this idea - wonder if there is a way to incorporate this into a piece of art at your house? It would make a great conversation piece.

    Hmm before I die I want to change a child's life for the better (would love to adopt) and live in another country for a year.

  9. This is inspirational..can be done anyplace. Thank you for sharing this!

  10. I LOVE that! How creative! I love community input like that. Thanks for sharing!!

  11. That is so moving! What a clever thing. I found myself trying to read them all from the images!! M.

  12. This looks incredible. Thanks for sharing! I just found your sweet blog and I'm so excited to be a new follower! Stop by my blog Cupcakes and Candy Canes sometime!


  13. What an amazing idea! I just found your blog and I am in love. So pretty! Excited to be your newest follower! :)




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