Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Before I die", A Global Art Project


This is Tallahassee's contribution to the Before I Die global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in a public space. It is located in Doug Burnette Park near downtown and you can write on all four sides. The first wall was created by Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans, Louisiana after she lost someone she loved. Her wall was so successful that more than 550 Before I die walls have been created in over 70 countries and over 35 languages around the world. To find out more about this project, go to this link. To see more walls from around the world, go here. To read about Tallahassee's wall, you can go here. Do you have a wall in your city?

Linking to WEDNESDAY AROUND THE WORLD and signs, signs.

29 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well how about that Lois, according to your link there are two in WA, Bunbury and Geraldton.. That's interesting !

biebkriebels said...

An interesting project, have never heard about.

Revrunner said...

The first I've heard of this or seen it.

Marleen said...

I am not familiar with the project, but I think it's a great idea! Thanks for showing :)

Lowell said...

I've never heard about this project. Very interesting. I don't think we have one in Ocala - if so, I've not seen it.

I'd like to read all these "desires." From what I can see, some look pretty funny. Is that "I want to be an instagram"?

Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Anck said...

I hadn't heard about this project. I haven't seen one here. It could be interesting just to read everything on here.

Karl Demetz said...

I've also never heard about this project... interesting thing.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my. the origin on the house is very touching. what a great project that i've never heard of.

carolina rico said...

WOW!! Amazing, I had never heard of this project.. love it!

Birdman said...

Interesting chalk graffiti. Also never heard of it. Anything that makes one think is good.

Sylvia K said...

I'd never heard of it either!! Amazing indeed and very moving!!

William Kendall said...

I know this has been done here, I think in Toronto.

VP said...

I can't imagine what they would write here...

Halcyon said...

What a neat idea! I also think it's cool that it's a work in progress with people erasing things and starting over.

RedPat said...

I've never heard of it either. I'm off to check your link!

cieldequimper said...

Looks like a fun project. None in Versailles (I would have fallen from my chair if there had been) but there's one in Paris!

Gunn said...

I think I have seen books with a title similar to this...

bettyl-NZ said...

What a great idea! I hope it catches on all over the world and changes the way folks think.

Tom said...

There's a lot to do, I better get working on it. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Kate said...

Have never seen one like this nor am I familiar with the concept. Looks pretty popular. Had to smile tonight as I went through CDP's for today, I must have been following you around since you had already commented on many blogs I visited just before I got there.

Jim said...

That's terrific.

Tanya Breese said...

that is so cool!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cool project!

Rose said...

I have enough trouble thinking of all the quilts I would like to make before I die, let alone reflecting on the rest of my life. LOL Seriously, though, I do think we all think more about our life as we get older.

ellen b. said...

Well, that's a fun idea...

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like a very neat project! Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm enjoying looking at the other walls at the website.

Bethany Carson said...

I haven't noticed any in our area...but maybe I just need to look harder!

Jack said...

I haven't seen this. It would be hard to pick one thing, wouldn't it?

Lesley said...

I'm another one who missed seeing anything about this project. Great idea.