Wood carving: it took the sculptor 4 years to create a masterpiece

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

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.

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

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.

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

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).

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

The 12-meter sculpture illustrates daily life in ancient China in detail.

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

With sufficient accuracy, the artist depicted buildings, bridges and boats, which help illustrate ancient paintings with detailed 3D effect.

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

Over 550 villagers have been carved into wood sculpture.

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

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..

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

Along the river during the Qingming Festival

With extraordinary diligence and patience, Zheng Chonghei skillfully executed extraordinary wood carvings that the whole world can now admire..

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