Olympic-themed wood sculptures are seen in this photo published on Friday, August 15, 2008. [Shenyang Daily]
A man in the Northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang carved 108 Olympic-themed wood sculptures over seven years to celebrate the Beijing Olympics, the Shenyang Daily
Sun Guangfa, a carpenter, said he did this for the Olympics, as the Olympics calls on everyone to participate.
Each of his wood sculptures is about 40 to 50 centimeters tall, and features specific sports, the Olympic mascots, and the Olympic torch. Over seven years, he used a truckload of wood as raw materials.
"Different from furniture making, wood sculpture making is pretty difficult as it involves refined carving in human figure sculpturing." he said.
His work is supported by his neighbors, who constantly gave him advice and help to pay some of his costs. The neighborhood community committee even provided a room for him to exhibit his sculptures.