Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Williard Wigan

Willard Wigan is a microscopic artist born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England and raised in Ashmore Park Estate, Wednesfield, England. Wigan started his art career at age 5 , where he reportedly made tiny ant houses because he "felt they needed a place to live". Then he began to make clothes and shoes for ants.

Before the micro-sculpting process begins, Willard meditates and enters a state of calm stiffness. His heartbeat is slowed, allowing him to reduce hand tremors and sculpt between pulse beats.

He reportedly has made over $30 million dollars on his sculptures.

All of Wigan's sculptures are microscopic. They are featured inside of the head of needles. Wigan spends hours under a microscope painting with his tools in a small container. Tools such as the leg of a fly or the whisker of a dust mite. He commented on his work saying "if I even breathe wrong, my sculpture will vanish".

This is some of his work, which is only visible under a microscope.