Viral video: Chinese artist’s flaming stairway to heaven leaves the internet in awe

Such was the appeal of this stunning masterpiece that Netflix produced a documentary about its making.

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In a remarkable display of creativity, a video shows the work of a Chinese artist has taken social media by storm and has received widespread attention and acclaim. The viral video captures a mesmerizing scene as a staircase illuminates and seemingly ascends to the sky. The awe-inspiring exhibition has captivated audiences around the world and inspired admiration for the artist’s innovative vision and skillful execution.

The video, called “Stairway to Heaven”, has received widespread attention on social media platforms and is credited to Chinese fireworks artist Cai Guo-Qiang. According to CCTV, this awe-inspiring art installation was presented by Cai almost a decade ago as a heartfelt tribute to his grandmother, who steadfastly supported his artistic ambitions.

Vice’s report indicates that the towering ‘Sky Ladder’, which stands an impressive 502 meters tall, is made with gunpowder infused with copper wire, making it almost invisible to the naked eye. The ignition of this remarkable creation took place from Cai’s vantage point in a flying hot air balloon.