Micro Sculptor Willard Wigan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 10 Dec 2009
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Wigan's process is almost scientific in accuracy. Utilizing microscopes, bright lights, and pinpointed tools, he is able to fashion sculptures that literally fit inside a needle head. He started making micro-sculptures when he was a child. "I started to believe ants needed a place to live," he said.

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Willard Wigan's "Snow White" in the head of a sewing needle. He works only at night, to avoid traffic vibrations.

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"9 Camels," sculpted inside the head of a needle."I heard someone say that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven," he says. "I decided to sculpt camels in a needle."

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Wigan's "Moon Landing" in the head of a sewing needle. In May 2007, British tycoon David Lloyd bought 70 pieces of Wigan's collection for about $22 million U.S. Prince Charles owns one of his sculptures, as does Elton John and the Marquiess of Bath.

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Willard Wigan speaks at Prince George's Community College about how he got started in his work.

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