WASHINGTON -- Artist Candy Chang wanted to remember someone she lost. She turned a blighted building in New Orleans into a public art space. Using temporary space, discarded planks, chalk board spray paint and chalk, the artist has created a forum for passersby to jot down their wishes. Think of PostSecret but replace shame with hope.
Located at the corner of 14th and Q streets NW, the board is a welcome addition to a spot that's been graced with construction. What was once a laundromat and will soon be a restaurant is currently being used as an art space. The D.C. project doesn't appear to be an "official" Chang project, but one made from the creator's toolkit.
As of Monday afternoon, the board was full. Rather than erase entries, participants have begun writing their hopes in chalk on the sidewalk and the adjoining temporary construction site wall.
Click through the slideshow below to see the board.