China News Service, Chengdu, June 29th, Question: Self-taught, a "post-95" guy in Neijiang, Sichuan made a "Taibai Building" out of wooden blocks

  Author Zhu Huan Zou Lei

  A few days ago, the topic of "Sichuan Neijiang guy re-engraving Taibai Building with wooden blocks" quickly became popular on the Internet platform.

Netizens are amazed by the skill of precisely re-engraving more than 1,000 wooden components in equal proportions. Wang Zhiming, a handicraft "master" from Dongxing District, Neijiang City, has gradually entered the public eye.

  27-year-old Wang Zhiming has been interested in handicrafts and fine arts since he was a child.

Because he likes it, he has devoted a lot of time and energy to study and improve his skills without systematic study.

"The handwork looks boring, but as long as you calm down and immerse yourself in it, you can easily feel the joy of 'turning the rotten into a magical'." Wang Zhiming said.

  Non-professional background, no master teaching, so need to work hard and practice repeatedly.

In Wang Zhiming's view, the principle of "reading a hundred times and seeing its meaning" also applies to the production of handicrafts.

  In each practice, he will carefully observe and understand the structure of the material through photos or videos, copy the design sketches on paper over and over again, insist on turning the plane into three-dimensional art, and try his best to conceive the 3D shape of the work.

With the energy of love, the inconspicuous pieces of wood were reborn in his skillful hands and turned into exquisite handicrafts.

  The Taibai Building, reproduced at 1:44 this time, is one of Wang Zhiming's exercises.

"After on-the-spot inspection and repeated measurements, the corresponding parts were calculated, and the beams and columns were connected using the tenon-and-mortise structure, and together with the continuous construction of glue, the miniature Taibai Building that everyone sees now was created." Wang Zhiming According to the introduction, details such as symmetrical patterns, hollow doors and windows, and couplet characters are also all handmade by him, and the whole work took more than a month to complete.

Symmetrical patterns, hollow doors and windows, and couplet characters are all handcrafted.

Photo by Zou Lei

  "When I made 100 pieces, I still needed to continue to explore, but when the number exceeded 1,000 pieces, I completely understood the principle." Dragons, horses, vehicles, sailboats, buildings... For more than a year, Wang Zhiming Not only has the production of thousands of handicrafts been completed, but the skills have advanced by leaps and bounds.

  After successfully re-engraving architectural relics in other areas, Wang Zhiming, who grew up in Neijiang, couldn't help but think of Taibai Building in Neijiang.

Before starting, he used a drone to take a full range of shooting records, in-depth research on the architectural style of the prosperous Tang Dynasty with "extended wing angles, far-reaching eaves, grandeur, strictness and cheerfulness" and perfected the details of the main building, corridors, pavilions, etc. .

  Referring to the reason for the re-engraving of Taibai Building, Wang Zhiming said bluntly: "Neijiang has a rich cultural heritage since ancient times, and also has many ancient buildings and historical and cultural heritage. I now have sufficient design and production capabilities, and it is reasonable to contribute to my hometown. "

  Walking into the company founded by Wang Zhiming, a room with various wooden handicrafts is eye-catching.

Pointing to the finished products, Wang Zhiming said, "It would be even better if an exhibition could be held so that more people could see it. This would not only show the artistic charm of handicraft, but also let more people know Neijiang and Neijiang through these wooden handicrafts. history and culture."

  Today, Wang Zhiming not only strives to improve the production process and is determined to recreate more exquisite architectural cultural relics, he also wrote a 13-page, nearly 5,000-word ancient architectural exhibition hall project plan, actively connecting with the cultural and tourism departments and related industries to organize the exhibition. and deepen exchanges and cooperation.

  In fact, using works to promote hometown culture and re-engraving Taibai Building is only the first step for Wang Zhiming.

Next, he plans to use wooden blocks to reproduce more ancient buildings such as Shengshui Temple, Sanyuan Pagoda, Xilin Temple, show "Sweet City Elements" while developing his career, and use practical actions and exquisite works as a good "propaganda" of Neijiang culture. member" and "spokesperson".