Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

• The largest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

Most recently at the Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of the Chinese province of Hubei, it was established a huge statue of a lion. The most remarkable thing in this sculpture that it is made of solid wood: the lion is 14, 5 meters, 5 meters high and 4 meters wide, and every detail of this great animal was once a tree trunk.

Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

Metasequoia. East lion was carved out of this tree.

Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

The body of a lion is almost raw wood, while the head and feet carefully polished. East Leo (The Oriental Lion), as it is dubbed by the people, was cut from the trunk metasequoia. Such trees unit remains: it is believed that in China, they are not more than 800 pieces. Author of the work - the sculptor Rui Yao Dengdingu (Dengding Rui Yao). Since it has a team of 20 people. The creative process was going in Myanmar for three years. Next, a huge sculpture ought long journey for nearly 5000 kilometers in China.

Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

The body of a lion is a raw wood.

Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

In Chinese culture, the lion plays an important role, acting as a symbol of strength and greatness. It is no coincidence lion statues are often installed at the entrances to temples and palaces, including the famous Forbidden City in Beijing.

Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

The length of the sculpture 14, 5 meters.

Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

Eastern lion installed on the central square in Wuhan.

Biggest sculpture in the world, made of solid wood

The sculpture was carved in Myanmar and then transported over 5000 km in China.