The sculptor took as a basis a tree trunk, the diameter of which was about four meters. Now this truly ideal work of applied art takes its rightful place in the Guinness Book of Records.
For centuries, China has had a tradition of creating carvings and art from wood. These sculptures showcase intricate designs and depictions and help illustrate the historical culture of China. The tradition continues today with a masterpiece created by Zheng Chonghei.
The artist named his work “Along the river during the Qingming Festival.” Qingming – Day of Remembrance of the Departed. This sculpture is an exact replica of a famous Chinese scroll painting from the Song Dynasty, painted over 1000 years ago. The sculpture can be seen on display at the Forbidden City Museum in Beijing (The Palace Museum, Beijing).
The 12-meter sculpture illustrates daily life in ancient China in detail.
With sufficient accuracy, the artist depicted buildings, bridges and boats, which help illustrate ancient paintings with detailed 3D effect.
Over 550 villagers have been carved into wood sculpture.
As much as you admire the amazingly complex work, it is difficult to imagine how such a beautiful work of art can be completed in four years..
With extraordinary diligence and patience, Zheng Chonghei skillfully executed extraordinary wood carvings that the whole world can now admire..