Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui spent four years of his life carving on a tree trunk. The result is an incredible masterpiece that would later earn him a spot in the Guinness Book of Records. His awesome work measures over 40 feet long and has won the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest wooden carving. Take a look at this magnificent artwork!
It all started out with a simple tree trunk…
Then the artist spent 8,760 hours creating this awesome masterpiece!
The scene carved on the trunk is actually a copy of the famous Chinese painting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ which was created over 1,000 years ago. The painting (referred to as the ‘Chinese Mona Lisa’ because of its fame) has been replicated many times, but Chunhui’s version, made from a single piece of tree trunk, is no doubt the most spectacular.
Chunhui’s piece measures 12.286 meters long, 3.075 meters tall (at its highest point), and 2.401 meters wide.
His incredibly intricate work features bridges, boats, building…
…and even 550 individually carved people! Seriously, this is amazing!
Watch the video.
Via Daily Mail
It took the artist 8,760 hours (well spent) of meticulous work and an indescribable amount of talent. If you have a second, please share this awesome work with your family and friends.