Before I Die Wall

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Before I Die Wall
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Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public space.

The original wall was created by artist Candy Chang in February 2011 on an abandoned house in her neighbourhood in New Orleans. Since then, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 65 countries and over 30 languages by passionate people around the world.

Now it is available as a pictorial book showing you what people have completed around the world. This inspirational wall writing and book can provide you with hope at a time when you look for aspirational thoughts.

From their website:

After losing someone she loved, artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighbourhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stencilled the sentence, “Before I die I want to _____.” Within a day of the wall’s completion, it was covered in colourful chalk dreams as neighbours stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 65 countries and over 30 languages by passionate people all over the world. This beautiful hardcover book is an inspiring celebration of these public walls and the stories behind them. Filled with hope, fear, humour, and heartbreak, Before I Die presents an intimate portrait of the dreams within our communities and a chance to ponder life’s ultimate question with the people around us.

You can buy the book from all of the usual places or go direct to the website.

“Before I Die is merely one of the most creative community projects ever.” – The Atlantic

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