Microscopic Sculpture



Willard Wigan (born 1957) is an internationally known sculptor from Birmingham, England.

He is the creator of the world's smallest sculptures, often taking months to complete one, working between heartbeats to avoid hand tremors. Wigan uses a tiny surgical blade to carve his microscopic figures out of rice, grains of sand and sugar, which are then mounted on pinheads.

Learn more at Willard's wikipedia page.

Statue Of Liberty

Perfect! I want one of those

Perfect! I want one of those for the yard.

So where's the one of angels

So where's the one of angels dancing on a pinhead? Seems obvious. Also, we need a camel in the eye of a needle.

haha good 1

yeah that would be sick to prove you could fit a camel though the eye of a needle

I've seen one of Willard's

I've seen one of Willard's sculptures (a polar bear) for real in an art gallery in Birmingham. They are really, really, really bloody small. They come pounted with a kind of microscope that swivels in and out of the way so you can see it bare naked eye, then close up. Amazing.

Microscopic sculpture

I think this must prove that nearly anything is possible if you are keen enough!

I can do better with

I can do better with Photoshop hehehe

You completely missed the

You completely missed the point. "I can do better with photoshop" what a ridiculous thing to say, these are sculpted from grains of rice and salt, it requires skill and patience, any idiot can make an image in photoshop.

I saw this guy on This Morning, his work is incredible. He slows his metabolism and works in between his heart pulses. must be a real pain having to stop every 4 seconds to wait for the pulse. Amazing stuff, truly.

Last pic caption should read

Last pic caption should read Henry VIII and six wives.

I think that's Henry VIII,

I think that's Henry VIII, not William, and his six wives