Utne Magazine May-June
A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish
transgressing international borders.
Nadalian: River Art
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
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.
About Ahmad Nadalian
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."