You Only Live Once

Photo: Matt Crummy

Based on the work of artist Candy Chang, The Art of Compassion sponsored three Before I Die boards around Des Moines from July through October. Before I Die is a participatory project that invites the public to contemplate death, reflect on life, and share their personal aspirations. Over 2,000 walls have been created in more than 70 countries and 35 languages. Learn more at