Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Some Incredible Tree Art

Subject: FW: Rotten Old Tree Trunk?

It May Look Like An Rotten Old Tree Trunk… But a Closer Look Reveals Something Spectacular!

Hey buddy, that’s one gigantic tree trunk… but why is it behind red tape? It looks like it’s all old and rotting with all that funny texture going on. Come closer, you say? Sure… wait… WOW. So apparently this isn’t just a gigantic tree trunk lying around in a gallery. Artist Zheng Chunhui has created a piece called “Along The River During The Quinming Festival” and it seems as though he was on a mission to blow everyone’s mind. Take a look at the photos below and try to imagine the incredible skill and dedication required to create something like this…
Nice tree, buddy… 40-feet long? Pretty impressive! You want me to look closer? Okay…
Um… WHAT!?
Okay, so it turns out this is a a carved wooden sculpture. Made with a single tree trunk, it has been recognized as the world’s longest wood carving by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The sculpture contains over 550 individually carved people. Not to mention all the buildings and foliage.
It’s is a replica of the famous Chinese painting “Along The River During The Quinming Festival” created by artist Zhang Zeduan during the Song Dynasty.
This mind-blowing artwork was created by Zheng Chunhui and took four years to complete. Kudos to you, sir.
Now THAT’S a masterpiece!


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