An elderly Chongqing artist with a whole lot of time and toothpicks on his hands created a pretty impressive three-dimensional portrait of Michelangelo’s David using only tiny wooden sticks.
Art enthusiast Tang Jialu is photographed explaining his creations to visitors.
Tang Jialu, a 68-year-old art enthusiast from Hechuan district spent two and a half months of time and 87,000 toothpicks creating the portrait with the help of a friend.
“I started experimenting with various unusual items in my painting about two years ago,” Tang proudly told reporters.”I’ve used mung beans, rapeseeds, nails, buttons and cotton buds to create different kinds of images.”
Tang’s artwork was displayed at an art exhibition in Chongqing and attracted quite a lot of attention with visitors showing particular interest in his David portrait.
We admit to being intrigued as well. How does one go about buying 87,000 toothpicks? Taobao?
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Chinanews]