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Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 

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

 

 


 

Polluted Paradise: The 28th Environmental Art Festival - Paradise Garden - Polour- Iran

 

 

Painted Earth Goddesses: Some Thousands Years Continuation of Tradition

 

The 27th Environmental Art Festival  -  Kotena,  Ghaemshahr - Mazandaran - North of Iran

 

 

The 26th Environmental Art Festival  -  Nishabour- Kalateh Shaykh Hassan

 

 

Artist/Naturalist- Ahmad Nadalian
John Caddy

 

Our World:  The Vision of Children & My Petroglyphs

 

 

Home of Hassan: New residential Art Center

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

About Kaniz

 

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

 

24th Environmental Art Festival - Thirsty Lake of Uromieh

 

 

 

Hormoz Island

 

Persian Gulf Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

The Magic of Colors and Memory of Objects 25th Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Hormoz Island Persian Gulf

 

 

 

Journey Across Russia: Swimming Against the Tides

 

 

Dialogue with contemporary Artists and History

 

Local Arts in Hormoz Island

 

My Art works in Hormoz Island

 

 

 

Artist/Naturalist- Ahmad Nadalian
John Caddy

 

Our World:  The Vision of Children & My Petroglyphs

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

About Kaniz

 

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

24th Environmental Art Festival - Thirsty Lake of Uromieh

 

Hormoz Island

 

Persian Gulf Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

The Magic of Colors and Memory of Objects 25th Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Hormoz Island Persian Gulf

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

A ritual for rain  & feet traces

 

 

Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

 

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

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beachesand parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

In Paradise

 

Pleasure of New life

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

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

 

Archetypal story: Earth painting

 

 

Red earth surrounded my soul

 

Transformation of ugliness to beauty

 

 

Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 

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

 

 

Home of Hassan: New residential Art Center

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

About Kaniz

 

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

 

24th Environmental Art Festival - Thirsty Lake of Uromieh

 

 

 

Hormoz Island

 

Persian Gulf Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Darabad - North Tehran

 

 

In the Search of Lost Paradise

 

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

 

 

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

 

 

Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 

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

 

 

Artist/Naturalist- Ahmad Nadalian
John Caddy

 

Home of Hassan: New residential Art Center

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

About Kaniz

 

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

 

24th Environmental Art Festival - Thirsty Lake of Uromieh

 

 

 

 


Tempered People : Iron- Sculptures by Ahmad Nadalian

 

The endure of time make us stronger

 

 

 

Every summer blacksmiths come to Polour. They recycle iron and make tools for workers. Most blacksmiths who travel around are Gypsies who usually widespread in Asia and Europe.

Back in the days Gypsy blacksmiths followed nomad and they made tolls for them. My ancestors who were Sangsari nomad commissioned some iron tools to Gypsies.

 

 

 

Nowadays Gypsies mostly live on the border of the cities and collect plastic and iron to recycle. 

We still can find Gipsy blacksmiths, one of them happened to come to Polour. Seeing tempering, rhythmical pounding by sledge and shaping the iron is very exciting to watch especially when they temper iron.

The life of nomad changed and it is necessary to find a new platform for this to craft.

The characteristics of my art work are that I always sought for new media especially those who are traditional and may have been forgotten. I like collaboration with ordinary people and children. I document my process as well as writing a journal of my work.

 

 

I began to work with blacksmiths in summer 2009. Mohammad Reza Ahangar who is a master of blacksmiths and Fazlolah Alizadeh assisted me to learn their technique. I continued working with them this summer along with his son and one of his relatives who joined us this year.

 

 

I collected rusty iron that was peeling paint by the river and I asked the blacksmiths to shape them as I wanted. I was there as a pupil and in some stages I shape the iron to human figures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The blacksmiths told me that their job was practiced by Prophet David, but blacksmithing reminds me of Kāveh the Blacksmith. He is a Persian mythological hero who led a popular uprising against the foreign demon such as ruler Zahhāk. Kāveh the Blacksmith is considered one of the national heroes of Persian mythology. He led a popular uprising against a ruthless foreign ruler, Zahhāk. His story is narrated in the Epic of Shāhnāma, the national epic of Iran by the 10th century poet Ferdowsi Tousi. Kaveh is the most famous Persian mythological character in resistance against despotic foreign leader in Iran. After losing 18 of his sons to Zahhāk's serpents, he rebels against the foreign ruler of Persia and leads the people to overthrow the tyrant king. As a symbol of resistance and unity, he raises his leather apron on a spear, known as the Derafsh Kaviani. This flag is later decorated with precious jewels and becomes the symbol of Persian independence, resistance and resilience, as well as the revolutionary symbol of the masses in their fight against foreign invaders.

 

 

 

I asked blacksmith to shape my idea like a sword.

 

 

 

 

 

My sword has female body

 

 

We made many other objects. 

 

 

 

 

Some of the objects we made can be used for polishing stone for my carvings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I experienced tempering. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grandchild of blacksmith watched our process. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tempered People are solid and standing here.

 

 

 

My impression was that my ancestors could make these goddesses.

 

 

 

 

Sometime I dance them around and they make sounds like music.

Blacksmithing is a difficult job, but love makes it easy.

Rumi says:  blacksmith turned his visage to black, hoping to kiss his beloved at the dark of night

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My grandmother has a comb to brush the wool of sheep.

 

 

Now in paradise we have combs like human face that wind combing their chignon and the music of bell invite me to happiness that is inexpressible.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks God who gives me the gift of enjoying the art.