Willard Wigan’s Golden Journey: artist makes a gold motorbike sculpted inside a hollowed out speck of stubble
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.
“I made the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the eye of a needle”
“This time I’ve taken it a million steps further. I wanted to challenge myself to see how small I could really go.”
“I put my finger beneath the microscope. And I had a look. And I saw the finest hairs – stubble – in between my finger print.”
“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. “
It’s called The Golden Journey.