San Francisco artist Jeff Waldman is spreading joy around the world through a deceptively simple tool: the swing set. Waldman and friends have installed guerilla swings in San Francisco, Los Angeles (for which he received an Awesome Foundation award), the Marshall Islands, and Panama. His next target is Bolivia, and to finance the mission he is turning to Kickstarter.
We’re here to raise enough funds to bring Swings to Bolivia this September and to document our progress via blogging, photographs, and ultimately a full length documentary about the dynamic connections that can be made via the deceptively simple act of slinging a rope over a branch.
It’s a universal message. An appeal to celebrate the passions of our youth, to give in to simplistic urges, but mostly, to remind people of the difference a smile can make in their day and the infectious effect that smile has on those they encounter.
We previously wrote about Waldman’s project to install tiny doors around San Francisco.