A folk artist in east China's Jiangxi Province is making a famous Chinese painting out of bamboo slips.
Xu Jianyuan, 44, said the 23-meter long, 1.1-meter wide "Riverside Scene at the Qingming Festival" would be completed by the end of 2012.
Xu's work began in August, when he selected 40 bamboos and spent about a month cutting them into 10,000 slips.
Xu's hometown, Linchuan District in Fuzhou City, is known for more than 200 years as a cradle of bamboo artwork, paintings and calligraphy. Xu became an artist at 16.
The Riverside Scene at the Qingming Festival, however, is by far the most complicated piece Xu has taken.
The original masterpiece was drawn by Zhang Zeduan of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and has more than 800 people in it.