A few years ago, as she dealt with grief and depression following the loss of a close friend, artist Candy Chang launched her "Before I Die…" project, an interactive art instalment that encouraged the public to share their bucket-list items.
It started in New Orleans. Chang was granted permission to paint an amabdoned house with chalkboard paint. She then stencilled a grid of the sentence "Before I die I want to ____," hoping that passersby would fill in the blanks.
It wasn't long before more than 80 responses filled the wall, including:
"Before I die I want to … sing for millions, plant a tree, hold her one more time, straddle the International Date Line, see my daughter graduate, eat more everything, abandon all insecurities, be completely myself."
Photos of the project posted online led to inquiries: people from all over the world wanted to replicate the project in their towns and cities, too.
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