Chinese Craftsman Ji Zhenshan Frames Olympians in WoodworkPosted: August 14, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, Entertainment, Global | Tags: 2016 Summer Olympics, China, Ji Zhenshan., Olympic games, Sculpture, Shandong, Shandong Province, Shi Tingmao, woodworking, Wu Minxia, Xinhua News Agency, Zibo Leave a comment
Ji Zhenshan has spent the past week drawing portraits of Chinese medalists on wooden eggs using an electric iron.
There’s a Chinese saying that the true masters of art live among the ordinary people – and that aptly describes Ji Zhenshan.
The middle-aged artist in eastern China’s Chiping county, Shandong Province, has spent the past week drawing portraits of Chinese medalists on wooden eggs using an electric iron. He has recorded the cheerful moments of the athletes winning medals in the Rio Games with his pyrography artworks.
Ji’s works include Sun Yang, gold medal winner of men’s 200m freestyle, female shooter Zhang Mengxue, China’s first gold medal winner at the ongoing Games, and China’s longtime diving queen Wu Minxia, among others.
With 13 golds, 11 silvers and 17 bronzes, China now stands second on the Rio 2016 scoreboard.