Wooden sculptures have been a long tradition in China. For centuries, Chinese are transforming raw woods into works of inspiring art, but none as impressive as the sheer creation of Zheng Chunhui – a talented artist that made the longest and the most impressive wood carving in the world.
For four years, Zheng Chunhui has been meticulously carving a detailed replica of the famous traditional Chinese painting ”Along the River during the Qingming Festival” made from a single tree trunk.
His artwork features buildings, boats, bridges and 550 individually carved people who are shown herding animals, carrying cargo shopping in markets and going about their daily business in a snapshot of ancient Chinese life.
The piece measures 12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at its highest point and is also 2.401 meters wide.
Making it the longest wood carving in the world, taking up the Guinness Book with the new world record.
Imagine how much patience Zheng Chunhui has put into, just to finish his carvings with such intricate details.
This attention grabbing wooden sculpture is truly a “masterpiece” one word that will summarize Zheng’s work.
Though the breathtaking beauty of his work can’t simply be expressed in words, you must see for yourself.
I really admire those people with such patience and love for his work. Clearly, Zheng Chunhui has made a one of a kind artwork out of wood that nobody would ever forget.