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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Willard Wigan

Willard Wigan creates his sculptures under a microscope — small worlds of their own that are almost invisible to the naked eye. Willard carves his sculptures out of grains of rice or sugar, and paints them with a hair plucked from a housefly’s back.
A sculptor from Birmingham, England, Willard discovered his talent at the early age of 5. He often takes months to complete one of his sculptures, working between heartbeats to avoid hand tremors.
How awesome is that? And to think I can't even thread a needle!


  1. Those are amazing..I am in total shock. How? really? So cool.

    I'm impressed.
    Thank you for


  2. LOL, I can barely thread a needle, I cannot even imagine the patience (and great eyesight!) this guy has to complete these projects! ;-)

  3. Oh, I like this guy! He inhaled Alice in Wonderland, did you know that? Really. He was working on her and she disappeared--he thinks he inhaled her! Not even making that up either.

  4. Bestest buddie, I LOVE the Peter Pan and Tinker Bell! That's MY FAV!

  5. Very intricate - cool!
    Miss you, too :)

  6. I just never get sick of your blog. It's so great. This post is awesome. Thank you.

  7. I better go lay down. My eyes hurt from just the thought of all the work that he's put into those.

  8. Oh my. I'm having problems with my eyesight at the moment - they make me squint just thinking about it!