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Art Around the World #5

INTI

Chilean artist INTI painted this mural on the streets of Port Adelaide for WonderWalls Street Art Festival.

Entitled “Our North is the South

h/t to streetartnews

Dengding Rui Yao

At the Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province you'll find one of the most incredible works of art Ive ever seen

'The massive lion was carved out of a single giant tree trunk by renowned sculptor Dengding Rui Yao and a team of 20 sculptors in Myanmar, over a period of three years. Once complete, it was transported 5,000 kilometers, arriving in China in December 2015. At 14.5m long, 5m high, and 4m wide, the ‘Oriental Lion’ now holds the Guinness Record for the world’s largest wood sculpture.

Most of the Oriental Lion’s body retains the original texture of the wood – only its head, paws, and tail appear to have been chiselled smooth and polished. It isn’t clear if the wood used for the model originated in China. If it did, it is most likely from the Metasequoia, a fast-growing, deciduous tree native to Lichuan county in Hubei province.'

h/t to wwideas