Artist building bridges while traveling with giant wheel

An artist traveling with a giant wheel from Germany to Washington, D.C., is sending a message about building bridges.Artist Shahin Tivay Sadatolhosseini is traveling slowly to take in what each place he visits has to offer. It’s not every day you see a man rolling a giant gym wheel down the street.But it has become an everyday thing for Sadatolhosseini, who has been on a journey with his wheel for more than 400 days.”Most people say, ‘Why?'” Sadatolhosseini said. “The wheel is part of my life.”Sadatolhosseini has loved the gym wheel and gymnastics since he was a child. He moved from his homeland in Iran to Germany during the Iran-Iraq war.In 2015 he wheeled from Germany to Iran on foot as part of his art project, “Roll East,” a two-year trip that bridged his homeland with his new land.”I was very surprised how different Iran is really than what you see (in the) news,” Sadatolhosseini said.| LINK: Shahin Tivay Sadatolhosseini’s Instagram pageNow, Sadatolhosseini is on another mission traveling west to bridge his home country Iran with the U.S. So, his art project called “Yavash Yavash” translates to “Slowly, Slowly” in Persian took him from his hometown in Germany to Madrid, Spain, to New York City”Building bridges is, for me, very important, and it’s the most important part, maybe, to be slowly,” Sadatolhosseini said.Now, Sadatolhosseini is slowly wheeling his way to D.C. on foot, taking in the sights and meeting new people along the way.”I see how the languages change and how the landscapes change,” Sadatolhosseini said. “The reaction of the people is really important, to talk with the ordinary people.”The wheel is a really well-organized contraption. Sadatolhosseini keeps his luggage and his camera on parts of the wheel so he can capture his journey.”I’m blogging every day, 12 pictures and that’s, for me, very important,” Sadatolhosseini said.| LINK: Yavash Yavash blogSadatolhosseini said it’s important to him to show people around the world what it’s like to travel slowly, take it all in and build bridges along the way.

BALTIMORE — An artist traveling with a giant wheel from Germany to Washington, D.C., is sending a message about building bridges.Artist Shahin Tivay Sadatolhosseini is traveling slowly to take in what each place he visits has to offer. It’s not every day you see a man rolling a giant gym wheel down the street.

But it has become an everyday thing for Sadatolhosseini, who has been on a journey with his wheel for more than 400 days.”Most people say, ‘Why?'” Sadatolhosseini said. “The wheel is part of my life.”Sadatolhosseini has loved the gym wheel and gymnastics since he was a child. He moved from his homeland in Iran to Germany during the Iran-Iraq war.In 2015 he wheeled from Germany to Iran on foot as part of his art project, “Roll East,” a two-year trip that bridged his homeland with his new land.

“I was very surprised how different Iran is really than what you see (in the) news,” Sadatolhosseini said.
| LINK: Shahin Tivay Sadatolhosseini’s Instagram pageNow, Sadatolhosseini is on another mission traveling west to bridge his home country Iran with the U.S. So, his art project called “Yavash Yavash” translates to “Slowly, Slowly” in Persian took him from his hometown in Germany to Madrid, Spain, to New York City”Building bridges is, for me, very important, and it’s the most important part, maybe, to be slowly,” Sadatolhosseini said.Now, Sadatolhosseini is slowly wheeling his way to D.C. on foot, taking in the sights and meeting new people along the way.”I see how the languages change and how the landscapes change,” Sadatolhosseini said. “The reaction of the people is really important, to talk with the ordinary people.”The wheel is a really well-organized contraption. Sadatolhosseini keeps his luggage and his camera on parts of the wheel so he can capture his journey.”I’m blogging every day, 12 pictures and that’s, for me, very important,” Sadatolhosseini said.| LINK: Yavash Yavash blogSadatolhosseini said it’s important to him to show people around the world what it’s like to travel slowly, take it all in and build bridges along the way.