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Hundreds of human archetypal balanced rock figures create a mystical community on the banks of Ballona Creek.

The Trioliths of Ballona Creek

“Extraordinary and beautiful this work came as a shock to me as I walked along the banks of the canal near Marina del Rey in California. It was a real discovery and astonishingly moving. Nigama is a wonderful artist. He has created a world in stone that made me think of the work of the great Chinese artists that created the recently uncovered army of warriors dating back centuries. It also reminded me of the creativity of Henry Moore. Congratulations, Nigama. Now the world must discover you.”  

Peter Rose, President, Peter Rose Gallery NYC

Hippocrates said: Life is short, art is long.  The Ballona Creek Trioliths are transient in nature so their life is short but their magic and incredible images is great art and deserves to live long. While preserving the rock art itself is not possible, it is possible to preserve the magical images of the rock sculptures and the interaction with people in a documentary as a beautiful example of the complete transformation of a place by art.

Pledge to keep the Trioliths alive on Ballona Creek. Hundreds of posed and balanced 3-stone figures have transformed an unremarkable urban creekside into a magical landscape, beckoning thousands of visitors since May 2010. Your pledge will maintain the installation and fund the making of a documentary film about the Trioliths of Ballona Creek, showing their power to transform the landscape, the viewer, and the artist. The documentary will capture this ephemeral art while it lives and will give the world an opportunity to discover it through the medium of film. 

Please join in this artful experience by making your pledge to keep it alive. PLEDGE EARLY -- by pledging early, you'll encourage others, too. Thank You!

To pledge, please read KICKSTARTER BASICS below.

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 KICKSTARTER BASICS

PLEDGE -- Make a pledge in support of the Triolith documentary film project. Click the green button above that says 'Back This Project.'

HOW MUCH? – For $25 or more you may view the documentary on-line, with a DVD copy for a $50 pledge. This is Your Art! Become a pledging owner and join in this wonderful experience. The more you pledge the more rewards you will receive. A fine documentary of the Trioliths of Ballona Creek will be your reward at the end of the rainbow.

YOUR CARD ISN'T CHARGED -- When you pledge, your credit card is not charged. When you make your pledge (click the green 'Back This Project' button above) you will be authorizing a payment through Amazon for your pledge - but your card is not charged.

YOUR CARD IS CHARGED ONLY IF WE REACH OUR GOAL -- if we reach our fundraising goal April 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM PST, your card will be charged at that time. If we don't reach our goal by this deadline, your card is not charged, your pledge is discarded, and we will not be able to make this film.

SO PLEASE PLEDGE EARLY -- by pledging early, you'll encourage other backers, too. And Thank You!

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    Printable "This Art is Yours" Certificate of Thanks from the Trioliths - with their photos!

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    On-line viewing of the Triolith Documentary and printable Certificate of Thanks from the Trioliths.

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    DVD Documentary plus on-line viewing and Certificate of Thanks.

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    8x10 photo art print signed by Nigama, plus documentary DVD , on-line viewing, and Certificate of Thanks - because This Art is Yours! Reward yourself with multiples at $100 each. Make a set! They're Beautiful.

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    Large format (24x36) canvas photo print, signed by the artist, plus all other rewards.

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    Private installation on your property. Plus all other rewards!

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