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It Looks Like an Old, Rotten Tree Trunk from Here, But Up Close, it is Something Epic!

China has a tradition of woodcarving that is centuries old. There has been a revival of this art form and Zheng Chunhui has taken it to a new level.

Take a look at his piece, “Along The River During The Qingming Festival.”

This wooden sculpture is carved from a 12-foot tree. Chunhui has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest wood carving ever produced.

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The sculpture contains over 550 individually carved people, many different buildings, and foliage.

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This piece is a replica of the famous Chinese painting "Along The River During The Qingming Festival," attributed to the Song Dynasty era artist Zhang Zeduan sometime between 1085 and 1145.

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It is common for Chinese artists to reinterpret older art pieces.

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Chunhui’s piece really brings the scene to life. It is almost like one alive for the festival.

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The piece took Chunhui four years to complete. The Qingming Festival refers to a springtime festival on the 15th day of the spring equinox.

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Take a look at how this traditional art form is done!

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