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May 31, 2006

Elephant on Your Eyelash

Microart

Willard Wigan, a self declared "micro-miniaturist", creates his masterpieces within the eye of a needle, the tip of an eyelash, or a grain of sand. According to his web site,

When working on this scale he slows his heartbeat and his breathing dramatically through meditation and attempts to harmonise his mind, body and soul with the Creator. He then sculpts or paints at the centrepoint between heartbeats for total stillness of hand. He likens this process to "trying to pass a pin through a bubble without bursting it." His concentration is intense when working like this and he feels mentally and physically drained at the end of it.

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His subjects range from elephants to Elvis to the Liberty Bell to Santa Claus (and more).

(via: boingboing)

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I wonder, has he had any influence from other micro-miniaturists, such as Edward Kazarian or Hagop Sandaldjian, or did he develop his art independently?

Posted by: Sterno | May 31, 2006 2:40:47 PM

All I can say is... amazing!
The concentration/skill needed to do that astounds me!

Posted by: Joelson Carl | May 31, 2006 5:50:02 PM

Breath-taking. I cannot imagine the amount of patience you'd need to accomplish something like this.

Posted by: Lance | May 31, 2006 7:38:47 PM

pogus caesar's fascinating film on willard wigan 'an eye on x'. view it at oom gallery film page.

Posted by: david | Nov 21, 2006 2:56:10 AM

I wonder, has he had any influence from other micro-miniaturists, such as Edward Kazarian or Hagop Sandaldjian, or did he develop his art independently?

Posted by: grow taller | Oct 26, 2009 10:56:16 AM

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