Willard Wigan Micro Sculptures can be seen for a limited time only
19th August 2016
Willard Wigan of Birmingham, UK may have the most precise and steady hands of anyone in the world!
He’s a sculptor, but if you’re thinking of Michelangelo’s David, let me stop you there. His sculptures are the size of an eyelash.
On average, the figures stand at .005mm tall!
How does someone even go about creating such marvels? It started with Wigan having to construct his own tools for the job. For example, to paint his structures, he uses the hair of a fly as a tiny paint brush!
He works in a tiny closet about 1.2 meters across to minimize air flow. He only works at night in order to limit the amount of vibrations from traffic. And to cap it all off, he gets into a meditative state so that he can make his cuts and paint strokes in the second between his heartbeats!
Wigan’s breathtaking sculptures cannot be seen with the naked eye, but they can be seen using the 400X microscope at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London. Seeing his work is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event, but you’ll have to act fast because the exhibit will only be here for a limited time!
Book your tickets in advance and you can save up to 50%.