An Artist Galvanizes Her Community By Asking Them a Poignant Question
It may not be realistic to try and improve the lives of everyone in our community on an individual basis, so artist Candy Chang seeks out other ways she can accomplish this, by using the public spaces we all share. Spurred on by the death of a loved one, Candy “turned the side of an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard, and stenciled it with a fill-in-the-blank sentence: "Before I die, I want to..." So anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their life, and share their personal aspirations in a public space. This beautiful gesture has now blossomed into a community art piece that draws everyone into a moment of introspection. You may even have seen one of these chalkboards in your city!