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. This beautiful hardcover book is an inspiring celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. Filled with hope, fear, humor, and heartbreak, Before I Die presents an intimate portrait of the dreams within our communities and a chance to ponder life's ultimate question.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|File size:||56 MB|
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About the Author
Candy Chang is an artist who believes in the power of our public spaces to help us make sense of our communities and ourselves. She's a TED Fellow, a Tulane Urban Innovation Fellow, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She lives in New Orleans.
CANDY CHANG is an artist, designer, and urban planner who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. She's a TED Fellow, Urban Innovation Fellow, and co-founder of Civic Center and Neighborland. She created Before I Die, her first book with St. Martin's Press, as an interactive public art project dedicated to promoting community.