Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pic Today 5/29/12






THE ART OF
CHINESE DOUGH SCULPTURE

It's interesting to see how a few colored pieces of dough
are turned in a matter of minutes into lively figures
by the trained hands of a Chinese folk artist.

Chinese dough sculptures date back to the Han Dynasty
(206 BC -- AD 220).

Materials and tools used in making dough sculptures
include a white rice flour, mixed with honey,
lard and powdered sugar (with pigments for coloring.)
The figurines are generally about 3-inches tall.

The sculpture of the handsome gent shown here
was completed by Mr. Li in less than 10-minutes.
Amazing, don't you think?

(Anyone we know?)

9 comments:

  1. Heya! Handsome gent :)

    How are you?

    xoxo

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  2. that is amazing!
    this made me smile. :)
    hope you are doing well, Rick.

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  3. Haha very nice sculpture :)
    xx Ilka

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    1. Amazing portrait, Rick! Something to keep.xx

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  5. Oh my gosh! Just like you. This one is not for eating. This is one of those you turn into a Christmas ornament!

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  6. Sure looks like someone I know!!! :-)
    This is really amazing Rick. The detail in it is fantastic.

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  7. Your own face!
    How nice!
    You eat the dough?
    ;)
    Kisses!

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