Can you expect a spectacular art out of explosions? Cai Guo-Qiang uses explosive gunpowder for his amazing creativity

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It took Cai Guo-Qiang over 20 years to complete his project called sky ladder. Everyone will be amazed to know about this unique project; all thanks to the exceptionally talented contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, for whom we could witness something as beautiful as like this.

Cai Guo-Qiang was born in China on born 8 December 1957. His father was a gifted traditional painter and calligrapher who was oppressed during the cultural revolution. Hence, it came upon Cai to re-establish the family honour.

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Cai Guo-Qiang uses gunpowder as explosives to make his drawings. Cai began exploring the properties of gunpowder in his drawings when he was in Japan. He even showcased his exceptional talent in the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.

Sky Ladder, a 1,650-foot-tall ladder, held aloft by a giant balloon and rigged with explosives is probably the most spectacular and compelling personal work of Cai Guo-Qiang.

Amazing Fireworks Sky Ladder! – Cai Guoqiang