Installation artist Candy Chang turned the side of an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood into a giant Before I die… chalkboard for people to write their aspirations. Today, Sunday April 10, 2011, is the last day to view as renovations begin tomorrow by the new owner and it will evaporate into the light. It took one month and seven hours of intense stenciling to accomplish this back in February.
Before I Die, “transforms neglected spaces into constructive ones where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us,” Chang writes on her website.
Made with primer, chalkboard paint, stencils, spray paint, chalk, people. Self-initiated with permission from the property owner, residents of the block, the neighborhood association’s blight committee, the Historic District Landmarks Commission, the Arts Council, and the City Planning Commission. 2011.
Me…Before I die I want to DANCE ONCE AGAIN…
To read the whole story and see all photos visit candychang.com.
All images are from candychang.com.
AMAZINGLY inspiring! Thank you for sharing Rebecca!
Kudos to Candy for doing something that could well be written on her own board. She’s changed her world, if in a small way. What a great example for the rest of us. Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing her story.