Do you ever wonder how patient the sculptor of this stone cuisine, Sun Zhaoyong, attended to his work that took him 20 years to complete? He sculpted 143 Chinese dishes out of stone from a village of Shousan in China. including fish dinners, suckling pis and carved vegetables. All the carved culinary work were from naturally coloured stone.
For his hard work, the artist has been handed a certificate by a world record company in Shanghai, where the dishes are currently on display. Sun used only naturally colored Shoushan stones to create his work. The rock is some of the most famous raw material used in Chinese art. They have been used in for carving in the country for over 1,000 years and are one of the traditional “seal stones’ used by emplerors to immortalise their regal logos.The rocks are believed to have been formed by tectonic movement more than 100 million years ago and are only found in the village of Shousan. Mining the stones is notoriously difficult, making them rare and valuable. There are around 100 varieties of Shoushan stone, which Tianhuang is the most precious type.