May 11, 2021

Enormous Lion Sculpture Carved From a Single Tree Took 3 Years and 20 People to Finish

Being considered the most powerful member of the animal kingdom, a lot of artists use the lion as a symbol of majesty, courage, and strength. That’s why, when Chinese sculptor Dending Rui Yao was commissioned to sculpt a massive redwood trunk, he knew exactly what he was going to do with it.

It took a team of 20 people to and a considerable time of three years to bring this masterpiece in life. The giant lion carved from a single tree was titled Oriental Lion, and is located in Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province. It is the largest wooden sculpture at 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide that has taken place in the Guinness World Record.

Everything in this majestic piece of art was sculpted with the greatest care, the head, paws and tail have a super smooth finish, while the torso has a more rough texture. Oriental Lion is displayed right on the capita city of Hubei Province in Central China, becoming a monument of the city. In Chinese folklore, lions are typically depicted as unwavering guardians that can also fight off evil spirits. That is why most palaces and temples in China often have lion statues on the gates.

The giant lion was titled Oriental Lion.

The wooden sculpture was carved from a single tree and is 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide.

The head, paws and tail have a super smooth finish, while the torso has a more rough texture.

It took 3 years and 20 people to finish the giant lion sculpture.

h/t: [redditWoodworking Ideas]