Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders

The collection of paintings named “Wounded Mother Earth”, by Ahmad Nadalian, is an metaphor of virgin nature that is being destroyed. In all primitive cultures there is a relationship between mother and earth.  Wound of Earth is associated with female wound. These works routed in my carving and sculptures.  Living in Hormuz and being in its nature caused the color to return to my works of art.  In the early stage, in Hormuz I worked local colored soil and mineral and powder of stones.In the next stages, due to ecological reason, I search and used stone powder, the soil of other parts of Iran.  A variety of colors of yellow, light red, white, turquoise blue were collected from Ahar, Jajroud, Sorkheh, Sangsar, Polour and around Firooz Kooh and Foolad Mahaleh of Semnan.Various types of white and gray stone powders were collected in stone cutting factury.  In addition to natural materials, water-soluble colored powders have been used for these paintings. Of course, one of them is the red soil of Hormuz (Golk) which is available in paint shops in front of the old bazaar of Tehran.

Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian's Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian's Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian's Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian's Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian's Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian's Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian's Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders
Wounded Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s Paintings with Stone Powder, Soil and Colored Powders

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