WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - A nationally recognized artist is now getting attention for something she may have done in Washington, D.C.
Candy Chang, recently garnering a tremendous amount of buzz from her “Before I Die” project, has had one of her chalkboards of sorts pop up on a street in D.C.; a chalkboard upon which anyone can contribute. There is a rule though, or maybe, more of a theme.
Visitors to the board are supposed to write in chalk, one thing that they would like to do before they die. And, the board at the corner of 14th Street and Q Street NW is quite popular thus far, so popular in fact that it’s already full. The project is flowing into the streets, as contributors are now writing their thoughts directly onto the sidewalk, preferring not to write over someone else’s thought already on the packed board.
Chang has placed 12 official “Before I Die” boards in seven different countries, an effort which began in New Orleans after the loss of a loved one. She used discarded planks, chalk board spray paint and chalk to design the board. The D.C. board has yet to be proven to be the work of Chang directly, but rather thought of as done by a mimic artist wanting to share the concept with the city.
WNEW’s Kevin Rincon caught a glimpse of the board…