By Mikey Jones
This world record breaking microscopic sculptor will soon dazzle the art world with his latest creation – a pin-sized Alice in Wonderland.
World famous ‘micro artist’ Willard Wigan 61, from Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, took 450 hours over three and a half weeks to chisel the stunning figurine, which has eyes smaller than a red blood cell.
Willard, who has autism, has even been honoured by the Queen for his services to the art world, and has also broken world records.
He said: “My work is very unusual for a lot of people.
“My latest is Alice in the eye of a needle and she is looking very confused.
“The sculpture is smaller than a full stop in a newspaper.”
Willard has always been interested in small figures and when he was five he created houses for ants.
He said: “My mum gave encouragement and said if you go smaller and your name will get much much bigger.
“It turned into an obsession.
“It’s a lesson. It has made me realise that we underestimate people with learning differences.
“Most people think they don’t have anything to show or to prove or to achieve, but I am a testimony of what can be achieved.”