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Land artists gathering on Persian Gulf island again

Source: Tehran Times

A woman gets a glimpse of the murals created by a number of participants of the 36th Land Art Festival on the Persian Gulf island of Hormoz on February 25, 2012. (Photo by Mehr)

Persian Gulf Land Artists House on Hormoz Island in southern Iran is currently hosting the 36th Land Art Festival.

The house is affiliated with Pardis, a center Iranian land artist Ahmad Nadalian established in Polur in northern Iran several years ago for the creation and exhibition of art in nature.

Hormoz is one of the major islands in the Persian Gulf and is famous for its colorful sands especially its red sand named "gelak", the Persian service of MNA reported on Sunday.

The festival is comprised of a variety of programs; over the last month, several workshops were held in which over 50 artists took part, and about 15 land artists and sculptors are currently on the island creating their artworks.

The program will continue during Noruz vacation (beginning on March 21).

A collection of photos of Nadalian's artworks and engravings that are scattered around the world are also on display.

In addition, glass paintings using the colored sands of the island created by local women are on sale in the house in an effort to help improve the financial situation of their families.

Nadalian is famous for his engravings, which are mostly images of fish, animals, and the hands and feet of human beings.

His works are now found in many countries including Italy, Germany, the U.S., Spain, France, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, and his homeland Iran.

River Thames of London, Seine River in Paris and Rhine River in Germany are some of the locations where Nadalian's fish have been left to swim.

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