Nil Nil

Sahdi Ghadirian

Nil Nil, 2008

I was contemplating to find a new subject for my new series. This is how I always work; I imagine the images in my mind and to create that, I begin my work. I was hearing a music that was being played next door:

“Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today…”

It was John Lennon who was singing these amazing lyrics and I was feeling that I am getting close to the subject of my new series even though I still didn’t know what they were about. It felt like the neighbor is answering the doubts I had in my head, and suddenly the volume went up!

“Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace”

I was placing images on these lyrics automatically and everything was coming from the deepest part of my soul.

I didn’t want to wait any longer. I had to organize my tools and begin the work.