Random Ramblings

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President Barack Obama and his family – priceless work of art

A specialist artist with an ability to slow down his heart as he produces miniature sculptures has made a model of President Barack Obama and his family standing in the eye of a needle. The name of this wonderful, amazing, creative man is Willard Wigan and he lives in the centre of England, in our second largest city of Birmingham. He produces these magnificent pieces of art from inside a cupboard where he has a microscope set up so that he is able to see and work on the various models he produces.

To paint this special family … he used the hair from the back of a fly. He has had to make his own various pieces of sculpturing equipment and often attaches single hairs to needles so that he can paint details accurately.

Tiny Obama familyWillard Wigan - artist

For those wishing to see more then here is the BBC News item where you can see exactly what Willard does to make these amazingly tiny sculptures. :)


Allison said...

I've seen his work before on something....I have always thought that was amazing.

You know, I've heard that snipers and archers are able to get their most accurate shots by learning where that place is between heartbeats. Too dang cool :-D

Terie said...

WOW, I'm impressed. That's truly amazing.

uglykidjoey said...

Cool. :)

Julieanne said...

I have seen Willard's work before and he is absolutely amazing. The self discipline it takes is definitely worth seeing. He was on a morning show here and to see him slow his heart rate was something to experience. he certainly deserves the £1000's of pounds he is paid for them.

I love to see people achieve the unachievable and he certainly does this.


John Tedder said...

That is amazing. He must have very steady hands.

LadyBanana said...

I saw this on TV.. and I agree it is truly amazing!

dawn said...

He has an interesting artistic talent, most definitely -
But I admire his mental ability even more!

Strawberry Anarchy said...

wow that is so amazing i just googled him to see more work! it is unbelievable ! and breath takingly teeny totty!

Kay Sommers said...

wow! imagine him breeding flies for their back hair! LOL! amazing job indeed O.O i admire such talents *.*

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