Microscopic ART Willard WIGAN The best things come in small packages ! Some pieces of artwork are absolutely massive and take up acres, while some just fill up an A4 piece of paper . Willard Wigan is one of the only people in the world who can create what can only be described as "mini art".
He works in total solitude at a quiet retreat in Jersey mainly at night when there is a greater sense of peace in the world and less static electricity to interfere with the immeasurable precision and tolerances required to create the pieces . The smallest sculptures can only be measured in thousandths of an inch which is why they can sit, very delicately, on a human hair three thousandths of an inch thick. When working on this scale he slows his heartbeat and his breathing dramatically through meditation and attempts to harmonize his mind, body and soul with the Creator. He then sculpts or paints at the centre-point between heartbeats for total stillness of hand. He likens this process to "trying to pass a pin through a bubble without bursting it". His concentration is intense when working like this and he feels mentally and physically drained at the end of it.
" We are told Seeing is believing yet it could be said that Believing is seeing" Willard Wigan was born in Birmingham, England in 1957 and is the creator of the smallest works of art on earth . From being a traumatized and unrecognized dyslexic child, he is now emerging as the most globally celebrated micro - miniaturist of all time and is literally capable of turning a spec of dust into a vision of true beauty . Even he is sometimes at a loss for an explanation as to exactly how he is able to create such treasures . He just gratefully acknowledges that he's been blessed with a God - given talent .
In the Eye of a Needle Charles Dickens The Last Supper
Tower Bridge Snow White and the seven dwarfs In the Eye of a Needle
Gold tiger Winston Churchill Henry VIII & his Six Wives In the Eye of a Needle
The Statue of Liberty String Quartet Santa In the Eye of a Needle
Baby in the eye of a needle Barn Owl perched in the eye of a needle In the Eye of a Needle
" Peace, appreciation and gratitude are the keys to real achievement and lasting happiness " Willard can create a masterpiece within the eye of a tiny sewing needle, on the head of a pin, the tip of an eyelash or a grain of sand. Some are many times smaller than the full stop at the end of this sentence. Many are even smaller still, with some being completely invisible to the naked eye yet, when viewed through high power magnification, the effect on the viewer is truly mesmerizing. Willard, who is completely self-taught has baffled medical science and been the subject of discussions among micro-surgeons, nano-technologists and at universities worldwide. His work is ground-breaking - partly because of the astounding beauty of vision which challenges the belief system of the mind and partly because it demonstrates that if one person can create the impossible, we all have the potential to transcend our own limiting beliefs about what we are capable of.
On a PinHead Elvis Presley Classius Clay V Sonny Liston
Frankie Dettori riding Dubai Millenium Swan On a PinHead
Willard’s work is an accomplishment of total harmony of body and mind; showing that if one person can create the impossible, then we can all transcend our limiting beliefs of what we are capable of . Collected & Prepared by Cenika June 2006