#66: The amazing Micro Art of Willard Wigan

Willard Wigan‘s micro art has been described as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ as his micro sculptures are so tiny, they are only visible through a microscope. Each piece sits […]


Willard Wigan‘s micro art has been described as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ as his micro sculptures are so tiny, they are only visible through a microscope. Each piece sits within the eye of a needle, or on a pin head. Some of his sculptures are smaller than a full stop (imagine it this  .  big). He paints each sculpture using the hair from a fly’s back.

Willard’s ability to create such microscopic works has left the medical world baffled. In order to create his art, he enters a meditative state in which his heartbeat is slowed, allowing him to reduce hand tremors and sculpt between pulse beats. Even the reverberation caused by outside traffic can affect Willard’s work. Consequently, he often works through the night when there is minimal disruption.

As his work is so specialized and scarce, it’s attracted a demand from such celebs as Prince Charles, Elton John, Mike Tyson and Simon Cowell. You’ve got to see it to believe it…but don’t worry, his shows come with microscopes.

Willard Wigan - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Willard Wigan - Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Willard Wigan - William and Kate

William and Kate

Willard Wigan Marilyn Monroe

 

Willard Wigan  - Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Willard Wigan - Superman

Superman

 

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