Works by Nadalian in Italy
In August 2006, Nadalian has been invited by “Montagnardi” association based in Pescia (PT- Tuscany) to participate in “Verdearte” event. The main field of activity of this association is environmental education and cultural promotion. During this festival he has preformed many environmental works in the mountain region of Pescia near Florence. His works can be seen along a path leading to an old watermill.
Thanks to Barbara Melli, Carlo Messina and all people of Montagnardi association.
Thanks to Rabea Engel, Birthe Kretschmann who assisted me to realize this works.
In August 2006, when Nadalian was in Italy, he carved images of fish on the stones and he dropped them in the rivers in Pizza and Florence. This was done with the hope of bringing better environment, life and fertility.
To Ahmad Nadalian
I thing this is one of the central and the most important question we have to think about and we have to answer. Maybe not today, but tomorrow or after a while. We know the way how economy looks to nature. Economy look to take all value and to earn money. We know how to destroy it and know we come to another point, that artist has to go into the nature, and into nature environment, but in another way not to destroy it to take all the value, no in a opposite way to show the value of nature and to help to save it for a future generation. In this way I found your work very sensible with your art. I saw that to work with stone, yes you change the stone but in a very sensible way. I didn’t see any hearting, I didn’t see any destroying of nature and so I can agree we as artist, we have to find new ways, how to look to nature and how to use nature without destroying it, because an artist as you use the nature, to show how important is nature for our life, this is a good way to look nature in the future. More
"I was so impressed with your concept, working at low tide in the early mornings to carve signs that during the day would be concealed. It calls into question so much about time, history, language, meaning, and sculpture." More
Nadalian: River Art
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. more
By carving simple fish shapes and other forms onto small stones and river rocks, artist Ahmad Nadalian seeks to repopulate the spirit of neglected streams and rivers in his native Iran and around the world and share these treasures with future generations. more
About Ahmad Nadalian
About Ahmad Nadalian
By : Edward Lucie-Smith
In Iran, Ahmad Nadalian (b.1963) is in the process of creating an immense River Art installation along the banks and amidst the waters of the Haraz River, near Mount Damavend. More