China has a long tradition of wooden sculptures. For centuries they are transforming pieces of raw wood into works of inspiring art, but none as impressive as the sheer creation of Zheng Chunhui. This talented Chinese artist spent the last four years meticulously carving a detailed replica of a famous traditional Chinese painting called ” Along the River during the Qingming Festival ” in the trunk of a little over 12 feet long tree turning it into an amazing sculpture.
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The breathtaking beauty of his work simply can’t be expressed in words, you must see for yourself . As you can imagine, Zheng Chunhui needed a mountain of patience to complete his masterpiece of wood that displays boats, bridges, buildings and more than 550 people individually carved. Impressive!
The Chinese artist was also honored by the Guinness Book with the new world record for the longest wood carving , measuring 12.286 meters of long, 3.075 meters in height and 2.401 m width. It was on the November 14th the Guinness World Records arrived in Fuzhou, Fujian Province where the piece is currently on display to declare it the longest continuous wooden sculpture in the world.
When we hear of ” masterpiece” , this is just the kind of creation that deserves such title. Zheng Chunhui definitely deserves all the attention. Each part of the sculpture is crafted and any inch is missed. We can say that Zheng basically built a small version of people’s life on a trunk. We can see the man working, the river, forest, every day things are represented in this masterpiece.
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