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PARADISE (PARDIS) is a celestial garden.  The words of paradeisos in Greek, paradise in European languages, and firdaws in Arabic, originally came from Persia the "Avestan pairi-daeza" , meaning garden, itself was the terrestrial image of the celestial garden of paradise. The term of paradise also means a piece of land made more agreeable than its surroundings by cultivation or an enclosure, and especially a royal park.

In the Islamic religious text paradise (firduws), is described as an eternal spring and garden with which the trees have continuous blossoms and everything is joyful.   In this garden, there is no time and its inhabitants are all young.   According to Sufis, paradise is the manifestation of absolute beauty and the inhabitants of "Paradise" enter into every beautiful form that they conceive and desire . Moslem mystics simply interpreted paradise as being the good deeds of man.

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

Calendar of our journey in South Africa

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Freed Fish

 

Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 

In Paradise

 

Environmental art is the art of the future.  We can learn how to behave with nature. I wish in the future we could have one environmental art event per day.

 

 

Pleasure of New life

 

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

 

 

Direct Dialogue of two Iranian and American artists for Peace

 



"The Bird of Peace”

On the first January 2008 we received British sculptor, Benjamin Hewett (Ben) who came to our Paradise. On the 2nd of April 2008, Ben went back home. Before he left I give him one of my carvings which had a design of a bird. I called this bird “the Bird of Peace”. Ben will take it home and make a nest in a hollow of a tree where he lives and this bird will start a new life.

 

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
 

 

In Paradise

 

Environmental art is the art of the future.  We can learn how to behave with nature. I wish in the future we could have one environmental art event per day.

 

Pleasure of New life

 

 

In Paradise

 

Environmental art is the art of the future.  We can learn how to behave with nature. I wish in the future we could have one environmental art event per day.

 

Pleasure of New life

 

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



Direct Dialogue of two Iranian and American artists for Peace

 

In Paradise  

 

Pleasure of New life

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

 

The Fall of Paradise: 19th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan :  (October 2008)  

Report by Ahmad Nadalian

Thanks to the painter’s association of Isfahan

During the last week of October 2008, we organized the 19th Environmental Art Festival in Iran. More than 60 artists participated in our new festival in historic city of Isfahan.  In the 17th century Isfahan was the capital of Persia.  Hence it has many religious and secular buildings decorated with features, methods and styles unique to mural decoration. These arts influenced our environmental art.

 

 

PARADISE (PARDIS) is a celestial garden.  The words of paradeisos in Greek, paradise in European languages, and firdaws in Arabic, originally came from Persia the "Avestan pairi-daeza" , meaning garden, itself was the terrestrial image of the celestial garden of paradise. The decorations of Safavid building show the manifestation of ‘paradise’. The aesthetic value and beauty of Safavid art is a fruit of mysticism and spirituality of Sufism.  Safavid art teaches that man can make his paradise in this world. 

 

This art says;      

man can see his  God by  his  heart

and can show His beauty in his art. 

 

 

Safavid art is great, because it is illuminated by the light of mysticism, and  because  it creates hope, rapture and spiritual joy.  In this respect Persian mystical poetry is richer and much more profound, but the advantage of visual work is that it can be perceived by  other  nations  and  is not limited to a certain geography, culture and time.  Today the world’s nations enjoy seeing   Safavid  tiles, miniatures, carpets, etc.  No one has denied the beauty of the this mosque and its peacocks, because man loves beauty and its Divine quality.

 

 

The achievement of Safavid artists and the gift which they offered to us, is that they showed their mystical thought- concept of beauty, love and Unity- through image and pattern; and made it possible for us to see the spirituality of Sufism in the mirror of the visual art.  Thanks are due to these artists, who, in their state of mind, could perceive and visualise such images and bring them to a secular world.

 

 

 

 

We are the children of artists who realized this paradise.

 

 

 

Eve in Paradise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The word for ‘carpet’ in the Persian language shows that the design displays the earthly representation of the garden of paradise.

 

 

We have been made out of earth. We are earth artists.
 

 

 


We adorn ourselves and our surroundings with natural elements. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My frogs jumped into the stream of paradise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The death of nature is the death of humans.  The fall of nature is fall of humans.