Giant Lion Carved From A Single Dead Redwood Tree That Took Over 3 Years To Complete

This is absolutely incredible. Twenty artists over the span of three years carved this massive Oriental Lion out of a single tree.

Led by sculptor Dengding Rui Yao, the team fashioned an enormous lion out of a dead redwood tree currently located in Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province.

The enormous sculpture was worked on in Myanmar before being transferred 3,000 miles to China.

Its length spans 47.5 feet; its height 16.5 feet; and its width 13 feet, making it the largest redwood sculpture in the Guinness Book of Records and a popular tourist attraction in Wuhan.

The lion is a central figure in China symbolizing power. Images of lions are often used in palaces, temples, and tombs to fend off evil spirits.

The giant lion sculpture in China is carved from a single tree and holds the record for the world’s largest redwood sculpture.

The Tree before being lost to a mudslide

If you thought this was amazing check out this scale model of ancient Rome that took 35-years to build.

h/t Woodworking Ideas

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