Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Willard Wigan, micro sculptor

Who hasn't been to this site ( It's been awhile since I paid a visit, but I'm amazed all over again! I thought this was very interesting:

"Willard enters a meditative state in which his heartbeat is slowed, allowing him to reduce hand tremors and sculpt between pulse beats. Even the reverberation caused by traffic outside can affect Willard’s work. He often works through the night when there is minimal disruption."

He sculpts BETWEEN heart beats!!! And each piece takes up to three months to complete!! Here are couple of his sculpts, which sit in the eye of a needle. The first is the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and the next one is King Henry VIII and his wives:


  1. Wow, 2nd needle sculpt I have seen in 1 month! These are feats fit for fairies! Magical. How does one sculpt between heartbeats? Like slow mo? Gonna check out the links! Thank you, Kiva!

  2. How could I miss your blog?? I do not understand it! Thanks to Sans )Dollhouse diaries) I have found it although I see your work also in Mini food blog.
    Congratulations for your amazing work.
    Of course I am a new follower! :)
    Hugs from Spain

  3. He is beyond amazing! I cannot fathom it!

  4. Hey Eva!! I just started this blog last month! I enjoy looking at your work as well and I'm following you too!

  5. Susan and Dale, I don't get it's insane! The thing that blew my mind was the sculpting between heartbeats. He gets beaucoup bucks, though. Heck, although it would drive me nuts, I'd hook myself up to a heart monitor and work between beats too, for that much money, lol!!! He'd make a hell of a surgeon :-O

  6. I don't get how you can work between heart beats, but, what ever! ;)

    Amazing stuff, but, I think computer parts are too small to be seen as well.

    Mind numbing, lol!

  7. I just read that he torture himself like this for his art!

    Kiva, the posts up on both my blogs. Read em and weep! Thanks for the ok to use your pics which I have liberally abused!

  8. Yes, he does bring new meaning to the phrase "suffering for your art"! WOW!!

    Susan, you can abuse all you want ;-)!! Thank you so much- what a wonderful post (and very funny too!)!! I loved looking at all the other creations, too!!

  9. OMG! >>>jaw dropping...drooling on self!<<<