It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. When Candy Chang lost someone she loved very much, she thought about death a lot. This helped clarify her life but she struggled to maintain perspective. She wanted to know what was important to the people around her. So with help from old and new friends, she turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard and stenciled it with the sentence “Before I die I want to _______.” so anyone walking by can pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in public space.
After receiving many requests, we created a Before I Die toolkit to help people make a wall with their community!
all pictures Candy Chang
sketcher, reader, writer