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Willard Wigan - Quotes

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I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to where my dyslexia didn't hold me back and my teachers couldn't criticize me. That's how my career as a micro-sculptor began. ---->>>

As a kid, I lived in a fantasy world. I used to believe ants could talk. Not once did they say thank you. ---->>>

I became obsessed with making more and more tiny things. I think I was trying to find a way of compensating for my embarrassment at having learning difficulties: people had made me feel small so I wanted to show them how significant 'small' could be. ---->>>

At home, when the heating pipes made noises, I imagined a tiny person was in there skipping with a rope. The fantasy world of tiny things became my escape. ---->>>

I heard someone say that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. I decided to sculpt camels in a needle. ---->>>

When you work at a microscopic level, you have to control every part of your body movement - your fingertips, your joints, the pulse in your fingers. ---->>>

I was told I would become nothing. Now I am showing people how big nothing is. ---->>>

There are times when I've inhaled my work. There are artworks still inside of me. ---->>>

When I was a kid, I had trouble at school because of my learning disabilities. Carving is my body compensating for the lack of other skills. ---->>>

Flying helicopters is what I do for fun. ---->>>

I always say that failure was my friend. I learned nothing at school, so I just lived in my own world. ---->>>

At school I'd want to be so small that nobody could see me, and so my work depicts and reflects me - what it felt like to grow up in a world of pain. ---->>>

I'm just honoring my mother's words. She always told me, 'The smaller your work, the bigger your name will become.' ---->>>

My work knocks people out; you've not seen the best of me yet. ---->>>

People often swear the first time they see my work. I like that. ---->>>

The microscopic world became my obsession. ---->>>

I'm like a mad professor, but without the spiky hair. ---->>>

My teacher said my brain was the size of a pea. He made my life miserable by singling me out in the classroom as a failure.

My teacher said my brain was the size of a pea. He made my life miserable by singling me out in the classroom as a failure.

There is a child in all of us. ---->>>

Those that don't believe how small my work is should just come along and see it for themselves. ---->>>

We didn't have money for toys, so I made my own. ---->>>

When I first heard that Barack Obama was going to be the first black president, I wanted to do the smallest, biggest tribute in history. ---->>>

People find it very, very difficult to believe what I've done. Scientists have seen my work and they can't explain it. Even nano-scientists have seen it and been totally shocked. But if any man on Earth wants to challenge me, I'm ready. Bring it on. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 06-21, 2015
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Occupation: Sculptor
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Willard Wigan, MBE (born June 1957) is an English sculptor from Ashmore Park Estate, Wednesfield, England, who makes microscopic art. His sculptures are typically placed in the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. A single sculpture can be as small as 0.005 mm (0.0002 in). (wikipedia)