For centuries, artisan in China have been transforming pieces of raw wood into inspiring works of art – none as impressive as this creation by Zheng Chunhui. This talented artist spent four years meticulously carving a detailed replica of a famous Chinese painting Along the River during the Qingming Festival. And he did so in using the trunck of a tree with little over 40 feet.
The original painting, referred to as the ‘Chinese Mona Lisa’ because of its fame, was completed during the Song Dynasty by artist Zhang Zeduan and It is considered of huge historical importance.
In his masterpieces, Chunhui has individually carved boats, bridges, buildings and more than 550 people. As a result, Zheng Chunhui is now featured in the Guinness Book of Records for creating the world’s longest wooden carving, measuring 12.286 meters of long, 3.075 meters in height and 2.401 m width.