Emotional Art Project Drawing Attention to One's Life Objectives

Emotional Art Project Drawing Attention to One’s Life Objectives

Before I Die…in Nola is an interesting project belonging to public installation artist and urban planner Candy Chang. The artist managed to turn one of the walls of an abandoned house in New Orleans into a massive chalkboard where the residents can write their life-long dreams. This is also a call to action, as the first one has to do when chasing a dream is to identify it. Here is more from the project developer: “It’s about turning a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. It turns out this entire process has been a great lesson, experience, and project in itself – more on that later. If you’re in New Orleans, stop by the corner of Marigny and Burgundy (900 Marigny St) to add your thoughts to the wall and see what matters most to your neighbors. The responses and stories from passers-by while we were installing it have already hit me hard in the heart.


  • Meriton Demaj March 2, 2011 at 15:12 PMLogin to Reply →

    Hi There,
    Thats a wonderful idea!
    Nice that there are people that your ideas into reality!


    Meriton Demaj

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  • Shawna March 4, 2011 at 23:04 PMLogin to Reply →

    I think this is great! Long ago i started my 100 things to do before i die. When i wrote it some of the most over the top ideas came out. One of the items i wrote down, I truly thought I would never get to do, visit Mt. Everest Basecamp. 2 summers ago my dream came true. I am not a rich person. I live with lots of debt just like everyone else these days but by actually thinking what i wanted to do with my life moved me to the next step. Ok, how do i make some of this come true?! My list now has 114 items and I have crossed off 16 so far. Dare to dream and your dreams just may come true!!

  • Nic March 5, 2011 at 21:14 PMLogin to Reply →

    I absolutely love this :) Concepts like this are fantastic and they really strike a cord with everyone. We all have a dream. Hopefully this will motivate some people to finally chase theirs down.

  • Maja Rdnvc March 7, 2011 at 11:38 AMLogin to Reply →

    Thank you for making this

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    We also LOVE Candy’s work, we recently did an inspiration piece about her work on our blog- http://tiny.cc/candychang

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