29 May 2020 - World's Longest Wood Carving!

World's Longest Wood Carving!

G'day folks,

It took Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui 4 years to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the world's longest wooden carving. Chunhui is a famous wood carver, and his creation, his magnum opus, is over 40 feet (12 meters) long and made from one single tree trunk. 


 This amazingly intricate work features three dimensional boats, buildings bridges and 550 individually carved human figures, who are carrying cargo, shopping in markets, talking to each other and going about their daily business. 



The scene depicted is actually a copy of a very famous Chinese painting 'Along the River During the Quinming Festival', which was painted over 1,000 years ago during the Song Dynasty by artist Zhang Zeduan. Many consider it the 'Chinese Mona Lisa'. This painting is one of the best indications of what ancient Chinese culture was life. 


In addition to being so long, it also stands at 3 meters tall (10 feet) and is 2.4 meters (8 feet) wide. 


Clancy's comment: The talent of some people leaves me totally gob smacked. What an extraordinary piece of work.
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