Candy Chang lives in New Orleans and creates art in public spaces. Her project Before I Die was inspired by the sudden death of a loved one. She asks us to reflect on our own life and contemplate death by completing the following statement – ‘Before I die I want to……
The project became a global phenomenon. Watch her Ted Talk below to learn more and get inspired. Comment below with your thoughts or tell us who inspires you or simply complete the statement.
“A lot of wisdom never gets passed on.” – Candy Chang
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)
Before I Die
Since that time she has created many more public artworks. Check out her website here. What do you want to do before you die? Leave a comment below.
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