Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Micro-Minature Sculptures

Willard Wigan is an artist from Birmingham and is known for his micro-miniature sculptures. Micro-miniatures are extremely tiny sculptures made from things like a single hair or even just dust. Yup, you read right - dust. Willard uses a tiny surgical blade to carve sculptures out of rice and sugar, and paints using an eyelash as a brush. The artist must actually work between heartbeats to avoid hand tremors. You probably won't see this art hanging on any wall though because, it is usually visible only through a microscope.

This amazing artist has learning difficulties and cannot read or write. He said that as a child he used his art to express himself. As a child he used to make houses for ants because he felt they needed somewhere to live. What a way to get started in art.

'The Thinker' on a pinhead

'The Statue of Liberty' in the eye of a needle

Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston

AndersonNation told me about these miniatures

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