Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WATCH: It looks like a rotting tree, But actually it is a Beautiful City in disguise.

Looking at this tree at a distance it may look as another old tree that has slowly begun to rot away a view like this isn't anything new as you come across old trees, however, this one is particularly interesting if you take a closer look at this ancient tree you will notice there something jaw-dropping about it, covering a total of around 39 feet this incredible tree has more than 550 individually carved features represented on the piece. In China the ancient practice of creating incredibly carved sculptures into trees is a much-admired practice, the artists behind this jaw-dropping piece is Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui, the woods carving took four years to complete.

The sculpture carved from a single tree trunk measures 12.286 meters long, 3.075 meters high and 2.401 meters wide, Zheng's masterpiece features intricately carved details of boats bridges buildings in over 550 individually carved people, this sculpture has earned Zheng Chunhui a place in the Guinness Book of Records as it is considered as the world's longest wooden carving, the scene depicted on the enormous tree is in fact a copy of the famous Chinese painting “Along the river” during the Ching Ming festival which was created over 1,000 years ago the painting "Along the river" is one of the most renowned work among all Chinese paintings and has even been called China's "Mona Lisa" for its recognizability, interestingly the painting is considered as having a great historical importance since it is believed to accurately depict the day-to-day lives of Chinese people over 900 years ago.

Footage via tuxboardcom

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