By Ahmad Nadalian, RiverArt
I was invited by the Faculty of Art in Shushtar to travel to Southwest of Iran, Khuzestan, in March 2010.
While I was reviewing my works, the students were preparing for the ceremony of Persian New Year.
The boys lost the thug of war to the girls
I carved a frog
This was the day after I visited Shadegan.
One of my students, Sajirati showed me this beautiful location
From Shadegan, we traveled to Khoramshahr. During the war of 1982, when Sadam Hossien's army attacked Iran, they occupied the city of Khoramshahr. During the war, I traveled to Khoramshahr. I was a student of Fine Art in Painting back then.
My drawing of an Iranian-Arab during the war in Khuzestan
During the (Iran-Iraq) war I made many drawings of the soldiers.
In April 2006, my students assisted me to install these keys in one of the streets of Tehran.
I suppose when the war started, people in Khoramshahr locked their homes and left the city. When the war ended, they wanted to return home, but their homes were destroyed. Therefore, they did not need their keys anymore.
More than 25 years ago the war in Khoramshahr ended. But the damage left by the bullets is still evident on the houses.
I saw birds that made their nest inside these foramens.
Yet there are many more birds who need nests.
Yet there are more holes that need nests.
This wall reminds me of the artworks done by Charles Simonds. Artists are against vandalism and politicians who destroy the world.
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