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Artists:

Raheleh Zomorodinia,
Hanieh Ahani
Farzaneh Najafi
Mitra Soltani
Shahrnaz Zarkesh,
Tahereh Godarzi,
Atefeh Khas,
Mahmood Maktabi,
Hessam Al Din Mohammadian,
Zohreh Deldadeh
Fereshteh Zamani
Mahtab Ghaemimanesh
Atefeh Motehayer Arani
Elham Bakhshi
Ali Rezi Rofogari
Nadia Shams
Mehti Motewali
Hamid Norabadi
Mohamed Reza Ahmadian


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

 

Benjamin Hewett

 

 

Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

Print of Goddess

 

Deer feet


Painting by Red earth

 

Carved Stone in Hormoz

 

Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf

 

Print on Sand in the Coast of Pesian Gulf Works By Ahmad Nadalian

 

Painting by colored Earth

 


Works by Nadalian in USA

 

Environmental Installation and Music with Garbage

 

Adam & Eve in Sunrise

 

View in Heaven

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

Environmental Installations and Performance

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

Performance and Environmental Installations

 

Environmental Installation and Music with Garbage

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

View in Heaven

 

Environmental Installations and Performance

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

Performance and Environmental Installations

 

Environmental Installation and Music with Garbage

 

More: Painting on fabric by colored Earth

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

Environmental Installations and Performance

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

Performance and Environmental Installations

 

Environmental Installation and Music with Garbage

 

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

Print of Goddess

 


Painting by Red earth

 

Carved Stone in Hormoz

 

Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival (More Works)  (December 2007)

 

Print of Goddess

 

Deer feet


Painting by Red earth

 

Carved Stone in Hormoz

 

 

Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival   (December 2007)

 

Second section: Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival

 

Works in China

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Reaction to ignoring historic site

 

Sand Print in Desert

 

Second section: Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival

 

Works in China

 

Report: Kerman Environmental Art Festival

 

Dream of Peace in Persian Gulf

 

 

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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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 ... 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

 

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

 

Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

Painting by Red earth

 


UNDER THE DOME OF TIME:
Two Iranian Sculptors

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan
 

 

 

 

Polluted Wellspring :  17th Environmental Art Festival in Iran   -  Paradise Art Center  (June 2008)

Photos by Raheleh Zomorodinia,  Atefeh Motehayer Arani, Mitra soltani & Ahmad Nadalian

Report  by Ahmad Nadalian

During the first week of summer 2008 we stated our new environmental festival in nature. Young artists from different parts of Iran traveled to Polour to participate and be involved in the  environmental art projects  . This festival focuses on the water crisis and will continue through the end of summer

 

 

 

Goddess of water

She is the source of all waters, upon the earth, fertility, purifying, the seed of all males.  I have also depicted water goddesses, which in many cultures are related to fish as both are a symbol of fertility. In many ancient beliefs creation are imagined as a female figure.

 

 

 

The handprint is one of the earliest forms testifying to the presence of humans in prehistoric times and primitive societies.  We can use our hands to create beauty in harmony with nature, or to leave the mark of ugliness upon our surroundings.  The symbol is displayed where charities are distributed and during religious ceremonies.  It may relate to my work in the connection between the ancient holiness of water and the symbolic gesture of offering water to the needy.

 

My Fish is Thirsty

When I was a child the rivers of Polour were full of fish. Through time I found the wellspring was polluted by modern man and his methods, and due to these pollutions the river in turn no longer had any fish. Depicting the fish always suggests the question of why there are no fish. I created hundreds of fish on the stones of the river and dedicated them to the goddesses of fertility.  My fish are similar to humans. Fish can not live in a polluted area. If they die, humans will die too!  

Lack of ethics and bad behavior toward the environment, can not only be seen in my village, but also in the global village. Instead destroying and polluting natural resources, humans today more than ever need to respect nature. Destroying nature is destroying human values, because humans are themselves a part of nature.
 

ơShe is not pure any more

His fish is …

 

She wishes to grow

 

Death overcome    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature of Polour