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.

Josh Ellingson
Josh Ellingson

Josh Ellingson lives and works as an illustrator in San Francisco, California. In 1999, Ellingson graduated art school and headed west. Since then, Josh has contributed artwork to popular publications and websites worldwide and worked with clients ranging from toy makers to tequila companies.
In addition to his illustration and design business, Josh Ellingson is the director for The Local 303, a studio/collective of illustrators and designers in San Francisco, California. The Local 303 provides a professional working environment as well as a space for collaboration, critique and art exhibition. Josh Ellingson also contributes editorial writing and reviews to Hi-Fructose, a contemporary art and culture magazine.