Small is beautiful at Radlett Centre
MICRO-sculptures by Willard Wigan are on display at The Radlett Centre next Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23. Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, his seemingly-inconceivable micro-sculptures cannot be viewed with the naked eye. Each piece commo
MICRO-sculptures by Willard Wigan are on display at The Radlett Centre next Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23.
Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, his seemingly-inconceivable micro-sculptures cannot be viewed with the naked eye.
Each piece commonly sits within the eye of a needle or on a pin head so they will be housed in easy-to-view cases including microscope lenses trained on the work.
The exhibition will feature up to 25 pieces including Henry VIII and his six wives in the eye of a needle and the Lloyds Building made from white gold and platinum on a pin head.
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Willard's career began as a dyslexic child who found himself bullied and tormented. He found solace in the unique gift of creating art of such minute proportions that it can only be viewed through a microscope.
He was awarded an MBE in 2007 for his services to art.
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The exhibition runs from 10.30am to 7pm on Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday with tickets �5 and concessions �3. In addition Willard will be giving a talk at 8pm on Saturday about his work and methods for which tickets are �15 with concessions �12.50 and includes entrance to the exhibition.
They can be obtained from the box office on 01923 859291.