New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy


Nadalian: River Art

An interview by John K. GRANDE

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


Nadalian in Green Museum

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


Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian

A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish transgressing international borders.   More


About Ahmad Nadalian

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan


"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


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 DamavendMore

Art Tomorrow






Hidden Treasures: An Art Exhibition for next Millenniums  Persian

Online Haftsin


Video in Web


Other Webs  By Dr. A. Nadalian


"Personally, I believe that the Internet has changed the art and culture of many societies and will soon permeate every aspect of life. A simple explanation could be that the Internet is a window to the world through which we can see and be seen." A.  Nadalian 


By : Edward Lucie-Smith

Art Tomorrow


Works by Nadalian in USA



Nuclear energy   (For this page You need Flash Player 6 or higher )

This multimedia work by Nadalian show a virtual representation and personal interpretation of  Nuclear energy.




انرژی هسته ای

این اثر چند رسانه ای تجسم مجازی و تفسیر شخصی احمد نادعلیان از انرژی هسته ای میباشد.












Body Painting and Performance-  Behzad & Ahmad Nadalian


About Symbolic Signification of Trees

Tree in Persian culture has symbolic signification. According to Zoroastrian mythology, the seed of the first man (Gayomart), grew as a plant which turned into the first human couple. The fruit of the tree symbolized the races of mankind and they finally assumed human form.  

In Zoroastrian religious texts , it has been mentioned that Gardens of Paradise are adorned with the blossoming trees and multi-coloured flowers and eternal springs.  

The cypress is an ancient Aryan symbol of immortality and the conception of it is the most essential in Zoroastrian religion. This tree was considered especially sacred, a symbol of Ahura, Mazda.  Among the filowers the rosette is a sun symbols.   

In the Manichaean religion also, the kingdom of light and darkness or prince of good and evil are symbolized by two trees of life and death.  The Tree of life is decorated with all that is beautiful and is illuminated with all good things.  In Manichaean belief "the kingdom of light" is ornamented "with flowers". 

The names of some symbolic trees are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, on his journey to Heaven, saw two trees in paradise and hell. One of the trees was Tuba, a great tree with branches of emerald and pearl, laden with fruit of all kinds and of exquisite flowers.  According to Islamic tradition the Tuba is a tree in paradise. God planted it with his own hand and breathed his spirit into it. The faithful see the Tuba tree in paradise. This symbolic tree of Tuba , in its macrocosmic aspect, is a symbol of the cosmos.

In some Sufi poems, the garden symbolizes the state of ecstasy of a mystic’s heart.The garden also symbolized Unity, and flowers symbolized multiplicity. Sufis say the whole world is joyful because of His presence. Spring is symbolized as the rapture and rejoicing of the spiritual state.

For Sufis the cypress tree is an important symbol, because it remains green and keeps a kind of substantial, reassuring freshness. This tree symbolizes potential wholeness, for biologically it is a tree which contains the masculine and feminine principles within itself, it is a form which appears frequently in iconography. In Sufi poetry, the beauty of the body of the beloved is symbolized as a cypress tree.   

In many Sufi poems, flowers had religious significance. Flowers are also symbols of worship and pure morals. Sufis say in their ecstasy and a spiritual journey, they observed illuminated space and a garden which was adorned with colourful flowers.