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About this project

The Goal:

Public Art for Peace builds community

Our vision is to create the first HOLOS sculpture as a public artwork that ideally inspires communities around the world to declare themselves International Cities of Peace. Imagine with me... bringing a HOLOS sculpture to your community with the intention of creating more peace and unity. HOLOS symbolizes our one shared humanity. The goal is to install the HOLOS sculpture by International Peace Day, September 21, 2015. The first HOLOS sculpture is planned for the city of Ojai, CA. I'm asking for your support to help make this happen. 

The Benefits:

Building a culture of peace in our communities will benefit us all. When we shift from fear and separation to unity and love, the benefits begin within ourselves and radiate out to our friends, our family, and into our community.

  • Crime Reduction
  • Violence Reduction
  • Improved Economic Performance
  • Improved Education Performance
  • Enhanced Government Performance

HOLOS as a public art sculpture will benefit our communities. Peace is a strength within each of us. Let peace guide us to more harmonious community ways of living on this precious planet Earth.

I am ALL-IN and fully committed to bring this about. I invite you to partner with me in peacebuilding and I seek your support. Let's create the first HOLOS public art sculpture --  together.

The Design:

The HOLOS design starts with the torus geometry of a "Life-Saver". Peace will save many lives so the life-saver geometry felt appropriate. 9 spirals radiate around, and are returning endlessly to, the hub. This endless spiral design is the source of free energy, and can be a rejuvenator of hope for humanity and a joy to those who view or wear it. 

HOLOS in the Ancient Greek language means whole and complete, as is our True Nature. 9 represents, in many traditions, perfection and completion.

  • HOLOS - 9 Spirals - each separate - yet essential to the whole
  • HOLOS - a rejuvenator of hope for humanity
  • HOLOS - transcending language, religion, politics & other divisions
  • HOLOS - symbol for One Humanity

View this video to see what led me to the HOLOS design for public artwork and vision for cities of peace.

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The Rewards:

The rewards are listed in the far right column and pictured below. Most of the rewards are produced with 3D printers in nylon metal, and casting wax for the precious metals. I've also included my HOLOS peace sculptures in stone. Thank you for your peace building partnership and generous pledge!

Reward 1 - Pledge $5 or more

Thank you for your Vote of support.
Thank you for your Vote of support.

 Reward 2 - $35 or more

These rainbow colors will delight the young at heart, and the most seasoned peace makers alike.

  Here are the two sizes for Nylon HOLOS pendants.

Reward 3 - Pledge $100 or more

Your very own HOLOS in metal. Each one carries an intentional unitive blessing. I'm using the most advanced 3D printing technology to produce these beautiful jewelry pendants. A special Kickstarter offer, choose any one of the three finishes for the same price. 

3D metal printed with 3 finishes available.
3D metal printed with 3 finishes available.

There are 3 HOLOS pendant sizes. For the larger sizes, pledge the amount listed in Reward 3 description. When the campaign ends, I will notify you to select the finish you want.

 Packaging for your HOLOS pendant reward.

 Reward 4 - Pledge $225 or more

3 HOLOS Sterling Silver sizes as your reward. If you want the larger sizes, just pledge the amount mentioned.

3 Sizes (US dime, US Quarter, US Half Dollar)
3 Sizes (US dime, US Quarter, US Half Dollar)

 Packaging for your Sterling Silver reward.

 Reward 5 - $400 or more

Stainless Steel/Bronze, Antique Bronze, 24K Gold Plate
Stainless Steel/Bronze, Antique Bronze, 24K Gold Plate

2 designs, one is solid and the other is open spiral. 

Reward 6 - Pledge $1500 or more 

14K Gold in either Yellow, Rose, or White polished casting.
14K Gold in either Yellow, Rose, or White polished casting.

 Packaging for your reward.

 Reward 7 - Pledge $5,500 or more

 Reward 8 - Pledge $6,500 or more

 Reward 9 - Pledge $7,000 or more

Thank you for pledging and partnering in this community peacebuilding project. Your rewards will be produced as soon as the campaign funding is received. 

Let's share HOLOS and it's timely message with the world community. Peace in all directions.  Brian

Risks and challenges

The challenges of our time call on us to act in unity for peace. We are, whether directly or indirectly, at risk every day from the destructive results of violence. Creating the HOLOS sculpture for cities of peace is a positive step towards transmuting these challenges and risks into benefits and upliftment for all. I have dedicated my life to addressing this challenging work with inspiration and positivity.

I have found the right company to create this design using 3D metal printing. I have already produced the rewards in small production runs and so I know that you will love what you receive for your backer dollars.

The first challenge is getting sufficient financial backing to meet the costs required to fabricate and install the first HOLOS public sculpture. It costs over half of pledges to fulfill the rewards. I will work to get the very best pricing from both the manufacturer of the public art HOLOS, as well as the rewards. Thank you for helping share this initiative far and wide and build a community in support of peace.

Please note that as I am relying on manufacturers to make some of my rewards and the HOLOS sculpture, there might be delays outside of my control. If so I will communicate with you, and tell you when you can expect delivery of your rewards. I am a man of my word and live with integrity. When I set out to do something, I complete it on time or ahead of time. This is how I will respect all backer rewards. Thank you in advance for your support. Peace in all directions.

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    Reward 1- Please place your vote for the HOLOS sculpture in the Vertical or the Horizontal position. Thank you for your vote of support. A BIG THANK YOU, and we'll update you on the HOLOS Public Art Sculpture, and send a photo when it is installed.

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    Reward 2 - 1" HOLOS Pendant, printed with nylon powder in a rainbow of colors plus white. These necklaces will be the delight of the young and old and make great gifts. A larger version, 1.25" is available for $45, so if you would like that, please pledge the additional amount. You will also receive a PDF download copy for "Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures" - a photographic digital book exhibition. Plus a big thank you.

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    Reward 3 - Kickstarter Special: 3/4" (19mm) HOLOS Pendant, as a wearable amulet, 3D metal printed. Your choice of one of three finishes: Stainless Steel/Bronze, Antique Bronze, or 24K Gold Plate. Each one carries an intentional unitive blessing. Larger sizes are available, 1"- $125, and 1.25" -$150 each, so if you would like the bigger sizes, please pledge the larger amount.. Plus a gift pouch and a thank you card about the importance of HOLOS as a peace symbol for One Humanity. Plus a PDF download copy for "Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures" - a digital photographic book exhibition, and a big thank you.

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    Reward 4 - 3/4" (19mm) Cast Sterling Silver HOLOS Pendant, as a wearable amulet, 3D printed casting wax, then cast in Sterling Silver. Each one carries an intentional unitive blessing. A 1" size is available for $300, and a 1.25" is available for $400, so if you would like the larger sizes, please pledge the additional amount. Plus a gift pouch and a thank you card about the importance of HOLOS as a peace symbol for One Humanity. Plus a PDF download copy for "Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures" - a photographic digital book exhibition, and a big thank you.

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    Reward 5 - Kickstarter ONLY Offer: HOLOS Hand Held Small Sculpture for your desktop, coffee table, or personal altar. 3D metal printed in your choice of Stainless Steel/Bronze, Antique Bronze, or 24K Gold Plating. Sculpture measures 2.75" x 1.375". $400 is for the open spiral HOLOS design, or you can choose a solid HOLOS version for $550, so if you would like the solid design, please pledge the additional amount. It will come in a gift box with a thank you card about the importance of HOLOS as a peace symbol for One Humanity. Plus a PDF download copy for "Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures" - a photographic digital book exhibition, and a big thank you.

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    Reward 6 - 14K Gold 3/4" (19mm) HOLOS Pendant, as a wearable amulet. Your choice of Yellow, Rose, or White Gold. It's first 3D printed in casting wax, then cast using the lost wax casting method. Each one carries an intentional unitive blessing. It comes in a gift pouch and a thank you card about the importance of HOLOS as a peace symbol for One Humanity. Plus a PDF download copy for "Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures" - a photographic digital book exhibition, and a big thank you.

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    Reward 7 - HOLOS Rejuvenator carved in a rare white onyx from Utah. This sculpture is the first carving I created in the HOLOS design. 12"x12"x6.5" in dimension. Sculpture comes with a thank you card about the importance of HOLOS as a peace symbol for One Humanity. Plus a signed hard cover edition of Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures, plus a PDF digital download copy, and a big thank you. Shipping charges are additional.

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    Reward 8 - A commissioned HOLOS Rejuvenator carved in a stone that we agree upon. These sculptures will be the only commission carvings I will create in this size 12"x12"x 6". Sculpture comes with a thank you card about the importance of HOLOS as a peace symbol for One Humanity. Plus a signed hard cover edition of Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures, a PDF digital version as well, and a big thank you. Shipping charges are additional.

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    Reward 9 - HOLOS Rejuvenator II carved in a beautiful white Italian marble with some light gray streaking. This sculpture is the second HOLOS stone carving I created in this design. 13"x13"x7.5" in dimension. Sculpture comes with a thank you card about the importance of HOLOS as a peace symbol for One Humanity. Plus a signed hard cover edition of Brian Berman - Art For Peace - sculptures, a PDF digital version as well, and a big thank you. Shipping charges are additional.

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