A small stone can be engraved with the texture of history.
The art of stone carving was born in the early days of humankind.
It silently tells of the fantasies and whims of human beings over thousands of years.
On the east bank of Min River in the south of Leshan City, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, a 71-meter-high Buddha statue has been standing quietly for more than 1,000 years.
The surface of the Buddha has been carved with traces of wind and sun.
However, this stone Buddha built in the eighth century is only a latecomer to the art of stone carving.
As early as the Stone Age, beginning about 2.6 million years ago, Upper Cave Men polished and pierced stones to make decorations.
Since then, the ubiquitous objects have become an excellent material for carving, spawning the emergence of stone carving.Chinese stone artists carve in accordance with the natural texture and color of the stone, which is key to the final finish.
They select a piece of “good-looking” stone, and after designing, chiseling, polishing and oiling, the artists finally take off the rough coating of the raw material and turn it into a smooth and round piece of art.
Look at the intensely vivid chrysanthemum stone carving, the crystal Shoushan stone carving, and magnificent Dazu stone carving.
Pieces of mountain stones are carved into various shapes by the craftsmen to achieve a unity of nature and skill.
Master craftsmen use exquisite skills to carve the stone into a work of art.
Stone carving is the art of creation and rebirth, which silently carries the eternal memory of humans and nature.
制片人：秦瑜明 吳慶才 齊彬
編創指導：趙希婧 白曉晴 周曉萌 孫洪亮 王婧雯
編創團隊：李怡瀅 曹航宇 曲伸 陳超 陳中瑞 岳冀萌 劉琦