Willard Wigan creates sculptures that are so itsy-bitsy, theyre invisible to the naked eye and must be looked at through a microscope.
His minuscule art, including a biker on a Harley, Henry VIII, and the Mad Hatters tea party, fit in the eye of a needle or the head of a pin and are mere microns in size.
To work, Wigan needs complete silence and concentration. In fact, not even breathing is allowed.
He sculpts between breaths, pulses, and heartbeats, because any vibration whatsoever will cause the delicate works to be ruined.
He gets in a meditative state that controls his whole body and tries not to accidentally inhale his art, which he has several times.
Wigan says his mini masterpieces are a reminder that everyone in this world is small.
The six-foot-tall artist owes his inspiration to ants, who hed build bitty houses for as a kid.
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