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Dry Trees in Karaj Form Artworks

Dry Trees in Karaj Form ArtworksDry Trees in Karaj Form Artworks

Five walnut trees that had withered were transformed into works of art by master of wood sculpture Jamshid Moradian in Karaj, the capital of Alborz Province, to fulfill a project commissioned by the Karaj Municipality aimed at the city’s beautification.

The project started at the beginning of the Iranian year (started March 21) on ‘Banafsheh’ Boulevard in Jahanshahr in Karaj, ISNA reported.

Pointing to the primary preparations to embellish the trees, Moradian said: “In collaboration with my assistant Mohammad-Rasoul Beik, we planned to create abstract art from the trees, while devising some attractive elements to make it appealing to the public.” People can touch the sculptures take photos or even scribble on them.

“The quality of the dried trees is good having dried up in a natural process over a long period of time and therefore, they didn’t crack up, providing the best material for the creation of wood art.”

One of the sculptures is six meters high “to make use of the wood as much as possible.”

It is necessary to interweave art in daily life, Moradian said.”Artworks can soothe people’s feelings from a chaotic city life.”

Earlier, he had created sculptures of three dried trees located in Tehran’s Amirkabir University.

Pointing to his participation in the annual Technology, Entertainment and Design Festival, he said the event was a big opportunity for people to present their innovations.” He spoke on his ideas of turning dried trees into sculptures.

  Artistic Background

Born in 1951, Moradian is a member of the Sculptors Association of Iran. His other specialties are: philosophy and history of art, comparative philosophy of East and West, world literature and mythology.

His started his artistic activity in the classical realistic style of art. Later, he turned to surrealism and post-modern schools.

He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Iran (six exhibitions) and abroad (15).