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Iranian artist engraves stones on Saint-Tropez Beach

Tehran, Aug 25, IRNA-- Iranian artist, Ahmad Nadalian, engraved stones on the beach in southern France for 10 days beginning on July 18, reported an english-language daily in Tehran on Wednesday.

The "Iran News" wrote that Nadalian engraved stones over a 7-kilometer stretch from Saint-Tropez to Ramatuelle (southeast of France).

He also engraved images of fairies on a historical rock in the city of Ramatuella, added the daily.

The engravings, said the paper, were unveiled by the mayor and cultural officials of Ramatuella and was consisted of seven fairies and symbols of the sun, moon and stars.

In an unveiling ceremony, Iran News added, Nadalian received a sepcial medal of Ramatuella by the city's mayor.

The Iranian artist also staged an exhibition of installation works on the theme of massacres of innocent people across the glob which was reated by collected photos from civil wars and terrorist attacks.

Nadalian spreaded the photos on the ground and covered them with derbis, explained the paper adding that later, he blew up the piece, removed the photos from under the debris and spilled red paint on them to symbolize blood.

Another work of Nadalian, named "Hidden Treasure", was consisted of dozens of engraved stones mostly with images of fish. It was buried in Papelonne Beach.

The fish symbolized man and life in the Iranian artist works, said the paper.

It concluded by saying that the "Hidden Treasure" was buried in to illustrate the sad story of living creatures burial on earth.

... Payvand News - 8/25/04 ... --

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