Just because a work of art or a sculpture is big doesn’t make it special. While that may be true, this absolutely giant wood carving of a Lion is definitely special!
Team of 20
No one person could possibly do this on their own, and so you might not be surprised when I tell you that an entire team of people actually worked on this lion. This woodcarving was done by a team of 20 wood carving experts, and the end result shows that they are truly the masters of their craft. This team of 20 was led by Chinese sculptor and architect Dengding Rui Yao.
Largest Wood Carving
It’s likely going to become the next largest wood carving in the Guinness World Book of Records. The previous holder of the record for the largest wood carving was also done in China. That wood carving project was a tiny city carved into an entire trunk of a tree. It was 2.286 meters long, 3.075 meters high and 2.401 meters wide. However this giant lion here? This absolute unit? It’s 14.5m long, 5m high, and 4m wide. As you can see, this lion beats out the city in every dimension.
Three Years to Complete the Lion
You’d think a team of 20 woodcarvers could get this done in no time, right? But think again of the absolutely staggering proportions of this sculpture. It’s nearly 15 meters long! So, with that in mind, you might not be surprised if I told you it took Dengding Rui Yao and his team of 20 woodcarvers over three years to complete the lion wood carving project.