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Willard Wigan’s Golden Journey: artist makes a gold motorbike sculpted inside a hollowed out speck of stubble

by | 2nd, May 2013

WILLARD Wigan MBE creates small works of art.

Willard’s micro-sculptures are now so minute that they are only visible through a microscope. Each piece commonly sits within the eye of a needle, or on a pin head. 

He’s just created his smallest work to date: a golden motorbike inside a spot of his stubble.

WILLARD Wigan bike Willard Wigans Golden Journey: artist makes a gold motorbike sculpted inside a hollowed out speck of stubble

 

 

“I made the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the eye of a needle”

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“This time I’ve taken it a million steps further. I wanted to challenge myself to see how small I could really go.”

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“I put my finger beneath the microscope. And I had a look. And I saw the finest hairs – stubble – in between my finger print.”

WILLARD Wigan bike 3 Willard Wigans Golden Journey: artist makes a gold motorbike sculpted inside a hollowed out speck of stubble

 

 

“So. I took the hair out. I used very fine tools and some gold. And I drilled a hole in the middle of the hair and hollowed out the hair, which is painstaking… Well, it drove me insane… I made the hole transparent. And inside it I made a golden motorbike. “

WILLARD Wigan bike 5 Willard Wigans Golden Journey: artist makes a gold motorbike sculpted inside a hollowed out speck of stubble

 

It’s called The Golden Journey.



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