PHOTOS Retired couple turns their rock collection into pieces of art

PHOTOS

Retired couple turns their rock collection into pieces of art

CGTN

22:31, June 02, 2018

Zhao Hongmei, a retired hotel worker and her husband Zhang Tingxiu, a retired teacher both share a love for collecting marble rocks. Four years ago, they were inspired to do something with their  collection and started painting on the rocks, using the marble as their canvas. /VCG Photo

Now, the couple has transformed numerous marbles into one-of-a-kind art pieces. Some of the pieces include the images of Chinese scenery, animals and oil paintings. /VCG Photo

Zhang, the husband, is currently 60-years-old and enjoys music and singing. His love for collecting rocks dates back many years. To this day, he still regularly goes near different river creeks to hunt for rocks. /VCG Photo

Zhao, his wife of 51-years-old, also fell in love with rock collecting and delved into painting after retiring. Now, the couple’s passion for making art out of marbles serves as a daily dose of inspiration. /VCG Photo

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