Willard Wigan Micro Sculpture
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The Birmingham-born artist Willard Wigan MBE has become world famous for his microscopic art and sculptures typically placed in the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. Virtually invisible to the naked eye, Wigan’s works are best viewed with the aid of a microscope. Made from a range of materials including tiny slivers of 24 carat gold, nylon fibres, microscopic strands of glue and even spiders’ webs, works such as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Golden Harley’, ‘Little Miss Muffet’, ‘The Hummingbird’, ‘The Chariot’, and ‘Henry VIII’ are the results of his imagination combined with intricate physical skill. The creation of these works requires him to enter a meditative state in which his heartbeat is slowed, allowing him to reduce hand tremors and sculpt between pulse beats.