The Microscopic Artwork of Willard Wigan

David, by Willard Wigan

Sculptor Willard Wigan creates art on an impossible scale. He uses a microscope, fibers, and a meditative trance to sculpt minute figures and scenes that fit on the head of a pin. He uses his heartbeat as a jackhammer, and runs the risk of inhaling his works with every breathe.

Wigan spoke at the TED about overcoming the physical challenges of creating his artwork.

Willard Wigan’s artwork is touring the US and is currently on view at the Nicole Gallery in Chicago.