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Apr 30, 2009

The 8th Wonder of the World

Did you know...

Willard Wigan has created sculptures so small you can not see them
with the naked eye yet they are painted and in correct detail. The sculptures are so small they fit inside the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin.
He uses a hair off the back of a housefly to paint them. He carved a dollhouse so little it fits inside the eye of a needle and inside the dollhouse is a doll smaller than a blood cell. An elephant he carved from a fragment of a grain of sand is worth $300,000.

When asked how he started he said...

“It began when I was five years old,” says Willard. “I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to where my dyslexia didn’t hold me back and my teachers couldn’t criticize me. That’s how my career as a micro-sculptor began.”

Private collectors of Willards work include HRH Prince Charles, Sir Elton John, former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, Lord Bath and former Davis Cup Captain and leisure tycoon, David Lloyd.

This is some of the most amazing art work I have ever seen.
You can see more of Willards micro-sculptures here http://www.willard-wigan.com/gallery.aspx

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