Amazing tree trunk sculpture:
What a man in China did with this tree trunk will blow your mind!

Alun Jones
Ed note: A thank you to Alun for this item.  This sculpture is on display in Fuzhou, Fujian Province in China.  As far as I can tell the original story appeared in the Daily Mail where you can see larger images of the sculpture.

One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece.

Zheng Chunhui, a famous Chinese sculptor/wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece. Your jaw will hit the floor when you see what he created.

It all started out with a simple tree trunk…

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Then Zheng Chunhui spent the next four years creating this masterpiece.

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The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting, ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival‘.  The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.

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The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest wooden carving and measures over 40ft (specifically, it is 12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide).

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The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China – so detailed and perfect – jaw-dropping stuff.

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It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing so much attention. It’s amazing, but not just because it’s so big, but also because of its incredible detail.

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That was 8,760 hours well spent. Share this awesome work with others.


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