When I stumbled across this installation last week it got me thinking about many things in my life.Â Candy Chang (installation artist, designer, urban planner) turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard where the community could write down and remember what is important to them in life. I think turning an abandoned house into a constructive art space is a wicked idea. I especially like that this artwork is constantly changing. Once the wall is filled, they wash it down and the next set of goals are written down. It is somewhat similar to the Polaroid project, which you can read about here.
How often do you forget to remember what is important to you? I think we are all guilty of being too caught up with the hustle and bustle of day to day life. So take a step back and realise what is important to you. I know there are some people who have perhaps dismissed the importance of the simple questions like “Things I want to achieve” or “Before I die I want to ___”, but I feel that answering these questions give us the direction we need to be moving in. So my advice? Don’t dismiss these questions, set some goals and don’t lose sight of them.
So what is important to you?