Dec 27 2021
Fourteen root carving artists were invited to Kaihua County, Zhejiang Province of China on December 1-7, 2019. During the one-week on-site creation, besides an independent carving work by each of them, under the theme of "My Motherland and Me," together with one Chinese master carver, all of them carved an image that best represents their own motherland on the same piece of root material. The event is the“Belt and Road” International Root Carving Cultural Exchange Week held in the Kaihua Root Palace Cultural Tourism Zone, which is the third time cooperation between the International Wood Culture Society and Kaihua County People's Government. The large-scale root carving artwork with profound meaning was completed by Nairi SAFARYAN from Armenia, Guilhem BOUISSOU from France, Bernd Uwe WINTER from Germany, Alireza BAVANDPOUR from Iran, Fuad Eyad Fuad KHASAWNEH from Jordan, BOUNNAMPHA Oudom from Laos, Jean Lewis DICK from Mauritius, Shanta Raj TULADHAR from Nepal, Nicolae TEISANU from Moldova, Milijana LAZOVIC from Serbia, Miriam BAJKAI from Slovakia, Bong Ki PARK from South Korea, Mohamed Abbakar Hissan Ismaiel from Sudan, Mirmakhsud MIRRAKHIMBAEV from Uzbekistan and Fang Yi from China.