Kentucky, USA

I’ve had several people inquire why I wanted to bring the Before I Die project to Lexington. The answer is quite simple. I have been searching for a project to get involved with for some time and I knew that when I found it, I would immediately know. I recently had an emotional conversation with my sister about her need to confront our father before he dies. I said to her, “Well, If you’re going to do it, you better do it before he dies.”
Ironically, while having lunch the next day I happened upon Candy Chang’s Before I Die project. It hit me like a brick. I knew it was the project I had been waiting for! I am captivated by the thoughts and dreams of anonymous people. I was touched by Candy’s story and amazed by the project she created. Reading what would normally be very personal and private thoughts written anonymously in public was moving and inspiring. I believe at some point in life we consider what we’d like to do before we die. I have a bucket list, as I’m sure many of you do. For some, having to face our own mortality, the bucket list becomes very real. Having had my own battle with breast cancer, I came face to face with it quickly.
I’m eager to display Lexington’s wall! I hope that everyone will take a moment to visit so that you can write down your hopes, your dreams and your thoughts. It’s a simple and beautiful way to come together as a community. I plan to share my own hopes and dreams and I’m even going to write one for my sister.  This is truly everyone’s art project.

This wall is located in front of the old Spalding’s Bakery at the corner of 6th Street and North Limestone.   This wall was born on October 5, 2013 and I plan to remove the wall on November 5, 2013.

Built by Kim Bloomfield

October 2013