Tempered People : Iron- Sculptures by Ahmad Nadalian

Another experience is collaborative work with itinerant ironworkers. I collected rusty iron with paint peeling off by the river and I asked the blacksmiths to shape them as I wanted. I was there as a pupil and in some stages I shaped the iron into human figures. I experienced tempering. The Tempered People are solid […]

Salt Sculptures: Collaboration of animals to realize art

The collaborative art project with animals that I called “Salt Sculpture” was very exciting. I installed salt rocks in a farm with animals. Goats, sheep and lambs had a strong desire to lick those salt rocks. Their licks created dimples on the salt. I was looking to get primitive visages out of these salt rocks. […]

Stone Sculptures by Ahmad Nadalian

During all the years I carved on stone, I also made three-dimensional sculptures. They show first couple, Anahita, goddess of water, fertility, mother and animals. Sometimes I install my sculptures (the goddess of water) in the river environment. Water gives life to all creatures in the earth. In all cultures water is used in rituals […]

Carved Stones by Ahmad Nadalian

Ahmad Nadalian carved stones with primitive tools. His early carved stone works depicted animals, mother, child and The fetus. .  He used the harder stones to polish the softer ones. His early carved stone works depicted animals. Gradually the mother and child entered into my carvings. A mother is the foundation of love and kindness. […]