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Earth, Sea, Sun, And Sky
Art in Nature

Barbara Stieff

 

 

About Ahmad Nadalian

By : Edward Lucie-Smith

Art Tomorrow
 

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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 the Search of Lost Paradise

Ahmad Nadalian  . More  

 


 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

 

Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian
[Iran]

A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish transgressing international borders. Nadalian  has traveled widely, leaving graphic messages on all continents but Antarctica in the form of etched stones ...
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Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

 


 

UNDER THE DOME OF TIME:
Two Iranian Sculptors

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan

 

 

 

River Art:

An interview by John K. GRANDE

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Dialogue with contemporary Artists and History

 

 

 

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

 

Dialogue of two Iranian and American artists for Peace

 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

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
[Iran]

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

 



Art Tomorrow

 

Artists at Paradise International Center

 

Works In Italy

Works In Germany

The International Center for Creation and exhibition of  Art in Nature

 

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
[Iran]

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 Damavend More

 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian
[Iran]

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

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

 

 

Artist/Naturalist- Ahmad Nadalian
John Caddy

 

 

 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

The Death of Fish:  The River No Longer Has any Fish 

 

 

 

Report: Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf

 

 

Art of Nadalian: I enjoy with this little fish...

Herman Prigann

 

 

 

The Inner Journeys and Visions

Note By
Sibyll  Kalff

 

Print on Sanin in Maranjab Desert

 

 

Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

 

A Journey to Serbia

 



A Comment by American artist Abigail Doan

 

 

Ahmad Nadalian: Mediator of the Earth

 

 

This is a Good Way to Look Nature in the Future
To Ahmad Nadalian

Martin Bauer

 

Environmental Art in the Internet

Abstraction of form and content in the case of Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

 


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Art Tomorrow

By : Edward Lucie-Smith

 

About Ahmad Nadalian


 

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

Art Tomorrow
 

"works by Nadalian  being the most advanced of its kind, especially the way in which you use the internet". Edward Lucie-Smith 14 Nov 2002   lecture at the British Museum.

 

 

 


 

Earth, Sea, Sun, And Sky
Art in Nature

Barbara Stieff

 

For the Persian artist Ahmad Nadalian, fish are symbols of human soul. They are thirsty for life.  Like a shaman in earlier times or a good pastor today, Nadlain wants to help people. He engraves the fish onto stones and then returns them to nature once again, where they can become vigorous and swim like fish in water.

 

 


 

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

 

 


 

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
 

 

 

 


 

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

Landscape Architecture: The magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architecture  6/2008


Ahmad Nadalian’s work is like a synaptical charge between the Paleolithic cave art and Ancient Persia.  He works with directly the earth, primarily in sand and stones on the shores or shallow pools of rivers, ponds, and streams.  He can often be seen near the
Haraz River in the village of Poloor, approximately 65 kilometers north of Tehran, wearing s wide-brimmed straw hat, carving impressions of fish, human hands and feet, river goddesses, and animals into rocks beneath the surface of the water.  From 2000-2001, Nadalian did his Hazar River project where numerous animals, fish, and human signs appeared along the course of the river, thus suggesting an allegory over time that may have been done centuries ago, but in fact were carved in postmodern times. More

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

By Robert C. Morgan

 



In the Search of Lost Paradise

Ahmad Nadalian

Department of Philosophy, University of Perugia-  Cosmopolis: Rivista Semestrale di cultura (1. 2008) ISSN: 1828-6771  

Introduction
Ahmad Nadalian is known internationally as one of the foremost environmental artists. Born in 1963, in Sangsar Iran he completed his B.A. in Painting in 1988 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in the University of Tehran. More  
http://www.cosmopolisonline.it/20080624/nadalian.php 

 

 

 


Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

Environmental Art Calender 2009

Works by Ahmad Nadalian

Contemporary Art in the Natural World

Dreaming Fish

Ahmad Nadalian, sand print, cylinder seal rolled on a beach, Persian Gulf Coast, Iran , 2007

Iranian artist Ahmad Nadalian is known for carving images of fish, lizards and other creatures into river stones throughout the word, leaving them behind as gifts to the waters or to be discovered by local residents.  His sand prints are inspired by an ancient printing technique in Iran which uses carved stone cylinders to create repeating patterns.  As part of the Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival, "I made a big cylinder seal and printed images of fish along the beach." Says Nadalian. "This cylinder seal was then left on the coast for the ocean to take away. It was dedicated to the unknown fish man who may discover it. Very soon I came back to notice that this gift had been accepted."


 

Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian
[Iran]

A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish transgressing international borders. Nadalian  has traveled widely, leaving graphic messages on all continents but Antarctica in the form of etched stones ...
 More

 

 


 

UNDER THE DOME OF TIME:
Two Iranian Sculptors

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan

The concept of permanence in sculpture is almost a subliminal aspect of Persian culture.  It is a culture that virtually defines meaning in art according to how long the work will last.  Then again, for artists like Behrooz Daresh and Ahmad Nadalian, the idea of permanence as a criterion in art is clearly beginning to change.  They are interested in a more conceptual approach, and, to some extent, a more implicitly political approach.   More  

Sculpture Magazine (Vol. 27, No. 2) March 2008

 


 

Artist/Naturalist
Ahmad Nadalian

by : John Caddy

http://www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_Nadalian.html

John Caddy is a poet, a teacher, and a lifelong student of nature. John's heart is hidden under a pine tree in Minnesota's North Woods, where it steadily beats. John has taught poetry in schools for thirty-five years. He teaches at Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he directed the Self Expressing Earth program. John began and directs the Morning Earth program.

John's heritage is Cornish, and in 2001 he was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorseth in Cornwall, Britain.  

John's poetry has won the Bush Artist's fellowship, MN State Arts Board fellowships, the Loft/McKnight award and Milkweed Editions' Lakes and Prairies award. John's teaching has been honored by the Sally Ordway Irving award for Arts Education.

The Color of Mesabi Bones won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Minnesota Book Award. John's favorite award, though, is below, given to him by Jesse Richards, a second grade poet.  More

I am an aging poet whose spirit is more lively all the time. I live near Forest Lake, Minnesota on ten acres of woods, marsh and ponds, with my wife Lin, and four excellent cats. I have published several books, mostly poetry, but also about arts education. I have reviewed childrens’ books for Riverbank Review. I've performed my poetry onstage with jazz musicians and dancers.

http://www.morning-earth.org/John_Caddy.html

Iranian artist Ahmad Nadalian is a worldwide emissary of Mother Earth. For many years he has performed his carvings of fish and goddesses in such diverse countries as France, Germany, Italy, the US, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, and his storied Persian homeland. Nadalian is deeply connected to water--streams and tides--and uses them to enact rituals of rebirth. The streams of his childhood homeplace have been destroyed. In a kind of compensatory healing, the artist carves water beings on rocks within streams and on their banks. On stones rolled smooth by water he incices fish, then cermonially frees them by returning them to water. This is a kind of installation art for future generations. Similarly, he buries other carvings on land in many hidden locations.  More

More:   http://www.riverart.net/notes/caddy   

 


 

Dialogue with contemporary Artists and History

Ahmad Nadalian

http://www.riverart.net/notes/dialogues2/

 

Art is not only an individual action, but rather it can be a dialogue of past peoples with us, our dialogue with people in the present time, and also with people in the future.  We take something from one group and pass it on to others. 

In my artistic life, my ethnic and cultural background, what I have been educated and teach, my journeys, the people whom I meet, my dialogues and notes are not only shaped by my art, but play an important role in my character.

In the past few months I have received e-mails from people who say they are inspired by my works. I am so impressed how they respect copyright. What I have learnt is that we need to promote this tradition.  That is why the same question arose in my mind: where did I learn my art? Who are the people who have been inspired by my work?

In this note I will present some e-mails and notes by other people who say they inspire by me and finally I will present the references and sources of my artworks.  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 ... Over the past decade the artist has frequently traveled to cities and remote regions and locations in every continent to work with children and local residents to create countless treasures ...  more

 


 

Ahmad Nadalian: Mediator of the Earth

One very intriguing thing about Ahmad Nadalian's work is his mission to tie together the past and the future of a natural world coming unravelled. This intent is captured in his engagement with the land.  He works with symbolic and ancient forms and materials. Through his gentle manipulation of nature he revitalizes both the wild spaces he works in as well as the people who help him in his installations.  More

 


 

A Comment by American artist Abigail Doan

Ahmad Nadalian's recent work created with his students and colleagues at the Environmental Art Festival in the Persian Gulf might actually save the world. I believe that every one who experiences these pieces and their environmental optimism, might believe once and for all, that there are indeed solutions to the environmental ills and conflicts that we face in the world. The energy in the painted hands and faces of his students puts a whole new look on how one might view the future of The Persian Gulf and our relationship to it. Students are students everywhere - and art is a medium that crosses all borders and boundaries.  More

 


 

Environmental Art in the Internet

Abstraction of form and content in the case of Ahmad Nadalian

Setareh Gharibi

Creativity can be expressed through form, content, quantity, assemble, context, size etc. and in certain formats be accessed successfully beyond geographical and cultural borders. Steglitz e.g. achieved global success around 1900 when he promoted American art photography in the format of images in a magazine that used a European photographic language called pictorialism. This new praxis wasn’t the end of an original American photographic tradition but the beginning of a new way of American photography.  More

 


 

To Ahmad Nadalian

By Martin Bauer

One of the characteristic of your works is that when you came here, you did not bring anything of already done work. I think even you didn’t come with ready project.  You develop your idea here along and in the river.  This is very important.  The second thing is that alongside the footpath you started contact to the people of the place and so as an artist you give the chance to the people of village or the people who visit here to open their eyes, to open their mind and so they can see the ambient  in another or in more open way.  More

 


 

The Death of Fish:  The River No Longer Has any Fish


The Death of Fish:  The River No Longer Has any Fish 

     
The story began when a painter returned to his homeland after years of living abroad, having finished his studies and received a doctorate degree, and was in search of his lost paradise.  He had returned to the land of his forefathers, seeking a peaceful life, far away from the troubles of the city. Although he was now a city person, he missed a great many things. 
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This Map shows the locations of  Nadalian's Works around the glob.  The blue points show the place where he carved on the rocks and orange points show the countries in which his carvings were buried. people and different travelers carried out and buried his carvings in the earth. This project named "Hidden Treasures"