Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture

www.ted.com Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability — to create art so tiny that it can’t be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at www.ted.com

25 thoughts on “Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture

  1. amazed18

    God bless him!!!! He has talent to rival the Great Masters. It is miraculous that if he didn’t have dislexia, he would have never found this talent. I would also love to meet his mother. She shaped him, the same way that he is shaping these beautiful works of art. Would love to meet both of them. ~~~ Willard, you glorify God with what you do. All the best to you.

  2. christchild223

    I don’t even know what to say. His works are some of the coolest things I have seen in my entire life.



    I’m sure you’re kidding. He doesn’t have to be good at public speaking. His works speak loudly and clearly. And at $70,000 and up for a piece? I hear him!

  4. mrlowdangle

    there doesnt need to be a point.. he’s creating something fascinating and very unique, just for the hell of it ..and even better he’s managed to make a living for himself doing it!

    why do any artists make stuff? probably because some of us like or need to express ourselves and our thoughts creatively.

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