Giant Lion Carved from Single Tree Trunk Took 20 People 3 Years to Complete

This giant lion sculpture is proof of what can happen when people join their forcing to create something greater than themselves.
The sculpture was entitled Oriental Lion and it required the help of 20 people and 3 years to complete. The team of carvers was led by Dengding Rui Yao, a sculptor himself, and they used a single piece of a redwood trunk which then was relocated to Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, China.
The sculpture was completed in Myanmar and arrived in China on the 15th of December in 2015. Its size is truly impressive, having a length of 47.5 feet, a height of 16.5 feet, and a width of 13 feet, making it the world’s largest redwood sculpture as noted by the Guinness World Record.
The rough texture visible on the torso of the lion kept the tree’s original form, and it is unknown whether the tree died a natural death or it was chopped down in the name of art.
The lion has a big significance in the Chinese culture, symbolizing power so the choice to sculpt this majestic animal doesn’t come as a surprise.

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