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The Microscopic Art of Willard Wigans

Willard Wigans is notorious for his very specific form of sculpture. Wigans has been crafting art that has literally been pulled out of thin air! Using an original technique that requires a high powered microscope, and supreme patience, Willard pulls fibers from the air and twines them together to form the smallest statuettes that he then builds on, and ultimately paints.

Many of his pieces are familiar pop references, such as disney characters, famous landmarks, and even presidents! Did we mention that he can fit each of these on the head of a pin or in the eye of a needle? His work has inspired many  nanotechnologists into thinking his methods are beneficial to nanotechnological advances in the future, but we just love the sheer creativity!

What are your thoughts? Enjoy!

Willard Wigans

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9 Camels

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The Planet Earth

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Humpty Dumpty

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The Tango

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A chariot

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A motorcycle

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The Pieta

BRITAIN - Obama Artwork

The Obama Family


Edali Pollard
Edali Pollard

I am grateful to have experienced Sir Willard Wigans art installations firsthand at an exhibit in a gallery in the near north art district of Chicago. It was truly amazing and humbling to learn the backstory and meet him, truly phenomenal.

Khadijah Adam
Khadijah Adam

This reminded me of a verse in the Quran that says "they will not enter paradise until the camel passes through the eye of a needle."

Alexis Dorothy James
Alexis Dorothy James

Love this but "notorious" as used in the article means to be known/famous for something bad. Other than that error. The article was pretty good. Glad to have learned about him.

Itz Q ToYou
Itz Q ToYou

I saw his work at the African American Museum here in LA and all I can say is, it's amazing!