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Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

The image has significant meaning for Native Americans in that it is a vessel for the spirit and holiness of peoples and place.  A constant reminder also that "No one should harm or disrespect their sacred burial ground".

 

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

 

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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Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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 DamavendMore



Art Tomorrow

 

 

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

 

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

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in UK

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

 

Journey across the USA The Holiness of Image: New Works by Ahmad Nadalian

The image has significant meaning for Native Americans in that it is a vessel for the spirit and holiness of peoples and place.  A constant reminder also that "No one should harm or disrespect their sacred burial ground".

 

In May of 2007 Ahmad Nadalian was invited to the USA to participate in the exhibition, Wishes and Dreams: A New Generation of Artists from Iran, organized by Meridian International Center in Washington D.C.  The event also included a tour of several US cities, communities, and natural areas. During this journey Ahmad Nadalian performed many new site-specific works.

 


Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

Between May 5th -12th I stayed in and explored Washington D.C.  I carved a collection of fish on the stones and rocks of Rock Creek River.

 

 

 

Jennifer A. Johnston accompanied me one day and took this photo. 

 

 

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Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 


Carved Stones in New York    Click Here and see more  

 

While in New York City I met the artist Andy Goldsworthy at his show at Galerie Lelong.

 

I carved a collection of Fish and dropped them in the stream.   

 

Fish in Manhattans Central Park

 

While staying in New York City, I was also invited for a meal by Robert C. Morgan. He cooked fish, and we enjoyed dinner at his apartment. He told me "You have carved many fish, you need fish".

 

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Carved Stones in New York


Red People - Kansas City Missouri     Click Here and see more  

 

In many of my recent works, I portray the neglect of contemporary man.  In Kansas City, Missouri, I depicted portraits of Native Americans on fragmented red stones. They refer to the peoples of a nation whose history has been ignored. 

 

 

Adam and his friend assisted me to hide these works at two locations In Kansas City, Missouri.  These people are the hidden treasures of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri    

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Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)   Click Here and see more  

 

In Santa Fe (New Mexico) I carved a collection of fish on the rocks of rivers

 

 

 

Tesuque Creek Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

The professional filmmaker, Bob Demboski, filmed the process of my fish carvings and rock burials in Santa Fe (New Mexico).

 

"I have no child, but once I was pregnant", quote by Fran Hardy 

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)  

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

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At the end of my trip I traveled to the countryside of Santa Fe and hid a collection of portraits in the environs around the home of Collectors Mickey and Jeanne Klein (72 Bauer Road).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The image has significant meaning for Native Americans in that it is a vessel for the spirit and holiness of peoples and place.  A constant reminder also that "No one should harm or disrespect their sacred burial ground".

 

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

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One of the work by Nadalian in Seattle 2005