The project called "Maki", the polish word for poppy, will be the first of it's kind in the Czuby neighborhood, in the city of Lublin. Gould lived in Lublin for two years in the 80's, and has always wanted to create a public art piece there; He now wants to show people that privately funded public art can become a reality.
Our Kickstarter campaign ends in just a few days, at 11:30am on March 3rd. Any money that is donated abouve the funding goal will still be used to support public art in the Lublin community; It will be donated to the non-profit FR2-SP2, which Gould & Szwed co-founded last year.
I am donating a limited edition of linocut prints based on poppies. Contributors of $100 or more can choose to receive one through Kickstarter. Watch for future posts with photos and progress.
To learn more about the Maki Project, watch the video and visit our page on Kickstarter by clicking this link: http://kck.st/1a81EYA
The project was recently written up in the San Jose Mercury News. It also lists some of Gould's public art and architecture projects Silicon Valley residents may be familiar with. Read it here.