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Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in UK

 

Prehistoric Fish Found in Central Park

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Abigail Doan

A week or so ago my Iranian artist friend, Dr. Ahmad Nadalian, visited New York City and several other US cities on an official invite for a sponsored exhibition that he was having in Washington, D.C. I met him on a bright, sunny morning in the northern woods of Central Park where he was carving several of his 'prehistoric' river art fishes. Dr. Nadalian has a long tradition of submerging his carved rocks in rivers and bodies of water where they might forever add to the spirit and environmental protection of the place. The artist also views the fish symbol as being emblematic of the human soul.



Amazingly, before tossing one of his carved rocks into a pool below a rushing waterfall, a local turtle made an appearance adjacent to the rock that was soon to be submerged. A sign perhaps that the native species of an urban park approve of this new addition to their habitat?

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Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival Second section


Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf

 

Reaction to ignoring historic site

 

New Print on Sand in the Coast of Persian Gulf

 

A report by Tavoos Online

Nadalian Meanwhile, he intends to free his illusory fish in the . He believes: They will go to remain for ever. They are alive and will live a secret life to re-appear one day. In the eyes of the world, hiding does not mean degeneration and death.
In most of Nadalian works, it is the system of creation that gives meaning to the work. The movement of water in river, the rise of water-level in spring, green algae growing on stones making them green, the fall of water-level and drying of rivers in autumn, storms, waves and complete the cycle of meaning.
In Nadalians opinion, the aim of such works is to become sensitive toward Nature and creating harmony with it. The contemporary man needs to merge with nature rather than to overcome it and plunder and destroy its resources. Destruction of nature is destruction of human values, as man is a part of nature.
At present, we are in the Zodiac Sign of Pisces. Believing in a form of animism, ancient Iranians considered spring as the time of rebirth and resurrection of Nature. That is why Iranians celebrate rebirth of Nature at the end of this month and put live fish in a bowl on their
sofreh haft sin (a traditional table set on the first day of spring since the time immemorial).
Nadalian works have been reviewed in several universities of the world, such as the universities of Finland (2002), Spain (2003), Washington University, USA (2005), the University of West England and Art Academy of Tajikistan in 2007. He also introduced the Iranian contemporary arts in the Art Academy of Uzbekistan in 2005 and in 2006 he gave lectures on presence of women in the Iranian contemporary arts in
Belgrade. 


 

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Works in USA

 

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Works in Iran

 

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Works  in Turkey

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

 

 

Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival Second section


Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf

 

Reaction to ignoring historic site

 

New Print on Sand in the Coast of Persian Gulf

 

New Carved Rocks in Hormoz Island (Persian Gulf)  March 2007

 

 

Works in USA

 

New works by Nadalian in Verdearte 2006:  Italy

 

Works in Iran

 

Works in UK

 

Works  in France

 

Works In Germany

 

Works  in Turkey

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Holiness of Image Hidden Treasure in  Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in UK

 

Freed Fish

 

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

As a personal ritual a carved many fish on stones and dropped them into the ocean and rivers.  South Africa, like Iran is a colorful land. In different places I could find rocks and stone with different colors. But the most unusual and amazing was a small river with red water. With time, the plants by river make it red.

 

 

 

 

When I dropped my fish into this river the colors of the splash were very interesting. It was like a dream to see the fish under the red water with a yellow wand in the background, and occasionally the reflection of blue sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carving fish by a river named Braamfontein Spruit.

 

 

 

Fish in Magaliesburg- the cradle of human kind

 

 

 

 

Goddess of fertility

 

 

Fish near Hogsback, mother and child waterfall

 

 

Fish at the most Southern point in Africa at Cape Aghulus