Small is beautiful at Radlett Centre

PUBLISHED: 11:22 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:07 06 May 2010

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ARTIST WILLARD WIGAN - CREATOR OF THE WORLD'S SMALLEST SCULPTURES - HAS CARVED A

12/12/05 PIC BY CATERS NEWS AGENCY SHOWS....... ARTIST WILLARD WIGAN - CREATOR OF THE WORLD'S SMALLEST SCULPTURES - HAS CARVED A "STRING QUARTET WITH A DIFFERENCE AS THIS MUSICAL FOURSOME PLAY INSIDE THE EYE OF A TINY SEWING NEEDLE SO SMALL IT CAN ONLY BE MEASURED IN MICRONS AND IS 4X SMALLER THAN THE FULL STOP IN THIS SENTENCE. SCULPTOR WILLARD WIGAN FROM BIRMINGHAM SPENT 3 MONTHS WORKING THROUGH THE NIGHT ON THE MICRO-ARTWORK USING SPECIALLY ADAPTED TOOLS. WILLARD IS HOPING THAT PEOPLE SEE HIS WORK AND NOT ONLY APPRECIATE THE BIG THINGS IN LIFE BUT N0TICE THE SMALLER THINGS AROUND US. THIS PHENOMENAL SCULPTURE IS ONE OF MANY WHICH HAS SEEN HIM RECOGNISED AS A UNIQUE TALENT AND SOME PIECES OF HIS WORK HAVE SOLD FOR £17,000 AND MORE.....SEE CATERS COPY

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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

A micro-sculpture of Jonny Wilkinson kicking a penalty

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.

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.

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.

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