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Journeys To Slovakia

 

A Journeys to Austria

 

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Works in USA

 

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

 

Works In Italy

 

 

Works in China

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Holiness of Image Hidden Treasure in  Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in UK

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Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

Works in Iran

 

 

Works  in Spain

 

 

Works In Germany

 

A Journey to Serbia

 


Travel to France : Exhibition & Works by Nadalian in Ramatuelle- Golfe de Saint Tropez in France  (From Escalet to Pampelonne)

  

 

Works in Tajikistan

 

Works in Bangladesh

 

 

Works by Nadalian in Uzbekistan

 

 

Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 

The Guests of Desert: 22nd Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan- Talab Gawkhoni: (April 2009)

 

 

Dialogue with Nature: 21st Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Persian Gulf- Genaveh: (March 2009)

 

 

Fire: 23ed Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Paradise Environmental Art Center

 

 

Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Darabad - North Tehran

 

 

In the Search of Lost Paradise

 

 

Environmental Art Festivals

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

 

 

Mythological Bird: 20th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Persian Gulf- Hormoz :  (February 2009)  

 

Archetypal story: Earth painting

 

 A gift of Persian Gulf from me to people and from people to tourists

 

 

Red earth surrounded my soul

 

Transformation of ugliness to beauty

 

A ritual for rain  & feet traces

 

Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

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The Fall of Paradise: 19th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan :  (October 2008)  

 

In Paradise

 

Jumping Frogs

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

Calendar of our journey in South Africa

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Freed Fish

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beaches—and parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

In Paradise

 

Pleasure of New life

 

 

 

Earth Paintings - Hormoz Island March 2009

 

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

Do you know that you can rent this bicycle in Hormoz?

 

Archetypal story: Earth painting

 

 A gift of Persian Gulf from me to people and from people to tourists

 

 

Red earth surrounded my soul

 

Transformation of ugliness to beauty

 

A ritual for rain  & feet traces

 

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

 

In Paradise

 

Jumping Frogs

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Green People

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

 

Environmental Art Festivals

 

Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

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The Fall of Paradise: 19th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan :  (October 2008)  

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Freed Fish

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beaches—and parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

 

Nadalian is an Iranian sculptor whose life's work involves engendering respect for living creatures and the natural environment. To achieve this, besides living with nature himself, he established sculpture grounds in a peaceful environment in natural surroundings. Water is a living element that contributes to his sculptures, and many of the symbols he engraves and sculpts are derived from ancient mythology and the rituals of pre-Islamic civilizations.

By John K. Grande

 

 

Direct Dialogue of two Iranian and American artists for Peace

 

 

The death of goddesses

 

 

Fire: 23ed Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Paradise Environmental Art Center

 



"The Bird of Peace”

 

 

Accident and Improvisation: Works on Wali Asr Street, Tehran

 

 

Fire: 23ed Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Paradise Environmental Art Center

 

The Guests of Desert: 22nd Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan- Talab Gawkhoni: (April 2009)

 

 

Dialogue with Nature: 21st Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Persian Gulf- Genaveh: (March 2009)

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

 

Mythological Bird: 20th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Persian Gulf- Hormoz :  (February 2009)  

 

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

 

In the Search of Lost Paradise

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Works in USA

 

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

 

Works In Italy

 

 

Works in China

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Holiness of Image Hidden Treasure in  Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Works in USA

 

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

 

Works In Italy

 

 

Works in China

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Holiness of Image Hidden Treasure in  Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Sangsar Residental Art Center

 

 

Mithra & Anahita – Fire & Water: The 32nd Environmental Art Festival - Sangsari- Golezard

 

 

Second Sangsari Festival of Art & Culture & The 32nd Environmental Art Festival  - Gole Zard

 

 

 

Earth, Sea, Sun, And Sky
Art in Nature

Barbara Stieff

 

 

Death, Life and Love: Hormoz Island

 

A Journey to South Korea with the Bicycle of Peace

 

Art works in South Korea

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journeys To Slovakia

 

A Journeys to Austria

 

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Works in USA

 

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

 

Journeys To Slovakia

 

A Journeys to Austria

 

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

 

 

 


Playing With Water:  Journeys across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey

Ahmad Nadalian


 

My fish love playing with water

 

 

Every time I leave for a journey, my mother pours water behind me as the symbol of lympidity

[In Iranian culture, the path of the passenger is sprinkled with water for his health and quick return.]

 

My Hungarian friend István ERŐSS told me that his father pours some of his water on earth before drinking it. He offers some to the mother goddess.

 

One of Hungary’s ancient rituals is that on Easter Monday, some boys and single young men get up early and start visiting houses where there are girls and they sprinkle them with water. They knock on the houses and ask for permission by reciting special rhymes. At some places they just pour water on unknown girls.

 

 

In Hungary I saw a competition that was taken place in water

 

 

I saw horses in water

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The main motivation of my journey to Hungary was to participate in an art project in Northern Hungary.I joined a team of eight international artists where they performed their art for 21 days. We intended to highlight the value of historical monuments as sources of tourist attraction. The Aggtelek National Park Directorate, in cooperation with the Hungarian Nature Art Association invited me to attend the event called, Value Preserving Granaries (VPG). This event took place on July 18th until August 8th 2011 in the new building of the Aggtelek National Park Directorate in Bódvaszilas, Hungary. The ceremony was part of the project called Value Preserving Granaries Historical Monuments as Tourism Destinations

 

The invited artists for this event included:   Imre BUKTA (Hungary),  István ERŐSS (Hungary), Anke MELLIN (Germany), Ahmad NADALIAN (Iran), Péter PÁL (Romania), Liu PO-CHUN (Taiwan), Ko SEUNG-HYUN (Korea), Alan SONFIST (USA) and art critic John K. GRANDE (Canada)

 

 

 I left Tehran on Monday July 18th

 

 

Above the clouds, I had a good time to have vision the imaginary world of sky and to think about the necessity of my journey. It is in the journey that we can sort our experiences.

 

Water is purified if it flows

 

A transplanted tree produce better crop

The child who has the blood of two races can be cleverer

 

I love the kind of art that reduces the distances:

The distance between far past and the future

The distance between the public and intellectual

The distance between permanence and temporal

The distance between reality and virtual

 

The art that I love is related the rivers

 

 

It is connected to the Earth

 

 

I explore the colors and patterns on the Earth’s canvas

 

 

I love the canvas as big as the Earth that I live in

 

 

On the day of my arrival, István Eross welcome me at Budapest’s airport

 

 

 

In the first two days of my stay I freed the fish in Danube River

Back in 2007 my fish already had tasted the water of Danube river in Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

I share these moments with you

 

 

On the first day of our visit, all of the artists gathered at István ERŐSS’s house.

 

 

 

The day after I explored Budapest

There I saw sky and earth

 

 

 

After two days, we went to Bódvaszilas in Northern Hungary

 

 

 

Aggtelek National Park is home to the largest stalactite cave of Europe and is the attractions of this regionThe subterranean natural treasures, named the caves of the Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995.

 

 

In the old time, this building, which is located in Bódvaszilas, was a place for storing corn but it is now designated to host of the permanent collection of the Granary Nature Art Center.

 

 

I had a good view from the third floor of the building

 

 

The weather was mostly cloudy and it rained sometimes.

 

 

 

Besides me, Ank  Mellin from GermanyKo Seung- Hyun from Korea, Alan Sonfist  from USA, stayed in this house.

 

 

During my stay in Bódvaszilas, I was mostly with John K. Grande and I learned a lot from him.

A few years ago, John had introduced me to his book, Dialogue in Diversity. But this was the first time that we met in Hungry.

 

 

John is a happy man

 

 

One day we went to Eger city.

Talking to these people was very interesting.

 

Allen Sonfist from USA and Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

 

 

 

Anke  Mellin from Germany

 

Ko SEUNG-HYUN from South Korea

 

These participated artists asked to realize a significant artwork for the VPG–Nature Art Center which will become the propriety of the Aggtelek National Park Directorate, and compose the basis of the permanent collection of the Granary Nature Art Center.

 

 

In the first day of my journey I saw some footprints on sand in the edge of Danube River

 

 

 

I also saw these footprints in Bódvaszilas

 

It already was there and decided about what I wanted to do,

 

For my installation, I decided to create a collection of cylinder seals to prints

 

 

In the ruin of a building, I found a broken column.

Column is a symbol of civilization and broken column can be a sign of demolition

 

 

 

I named my work Shadow of Civilization. On the shadow of this column, I presented the image of grow and life.

 

 

The environment of Hungary inspired my cylinder seals

 

 

 

I also collected some tubes and used them for cylinder seal

My aim was to recycle some of this waste

 

 

One of the art students, Barbara assisted me to make the cylinders

 

 

I ask Barbara to draw the tree

 

 

 

My installation included a collection of cylinders and prints on sand

 

 

One of the cylinders showed Samandra

 

When I was there, I noticed that at night little animal passed on the sand and I thought of a new sand print.

I always welcome such accidents that inspire me for further works for future project

 

 

 

I was ask to review my artworks

 

One of the art students Sogór Ákos helped me to realize another project

We made twelve baptisms

 

I install my fish in baptism before dropping them into river

 

 

 

 

Baptism or hollow stone can be found in temple, church and mosque. Water purifies us.

 

 

We carved twelve zodiacal signs on twelve stones

 

 

I used my bicycle when I was in Bódvaszilas

 

I installed my fish and crab in different rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also dropped some of my fish in the river. These are part of a project named New Life

 

Playing With Water

 

I carve this fish in Hungary. I dropped it into river and took some photos

 

Finally I took this fish to Iran

I am a fisherman who catches his own fish

 

 

 

In Hungary I saw that they arrange competition in water

 

 

 

 

Horses run in water

 

 

It is believed that people of Hungary originally come from central Asia or north Caspian Sea

The race of their horse are similar to those who survived by the Caspian Sea

When I was in Hungary I had the chance to ride a horse

 

 

 

 

In the mountain region I carved the horseshoes’ traces on a rock

 

I was attracted to the colorful mountain of Hungary

 

Balázs’s wife had painted her hands with Henna

 

 

These fruits can all be found in Paradise

 

Where is Paradise ? 

 


 

Several Journeys to Slovakia

Ahmad Nadalian

 

More  http://www.riverart.net/slovakia  

 

 

During my stay in the north Hungary, I had several journey to Slovakia.

Traveling to Slovakia was the cheapest trip in my life

I was by myself on my first journey

The first view I saw was a bird and huge factory.

I offered my common gift to the small river

Once with a group of artists, we walk through the forest and passed the border of Slovakia

John K. Grande was also with us

In the border of Slovakia I had a good conversation with Johan K. Grande

We talk about environmental art

 

More  http://www.riverart.net/slovakia  

 


A Journeys to Austria

Ahmad Nadalian

More   http://www.riverart.net/austria     

 

During my stay in Hungary, I had the chance to travel to Austria.

Once again, I saw Danube River

The main issue of environment can be death and life

New life

I dropped some fish in this pool

 

 

 

I will free my fish for the rest of my life

More   http://www.riverart.net/austria     

 


Environmental Works  in Turkey

Ahmad Nadalian

More  http://www.riverart.net/turkey/      

 

 

More  http://www.riverart.net/turkey/