Saturday, 12 May 2007


Willard Wigan creates microscopic sculptures and he has recently sold his collection for £11.2 million(around $23 million) and has been awarded an MBE for his contribution to the arts. The remaining pieces of Wigan's collection are due to go on show at Birmingham's Mailbox and as with earlier presentations will only be visible through a microscope.

From the BBC:
Mr Wigan, who has learning difficulties and cannot read or write, says that as a child he used his art to express himself.

He told BBC News in 2005: "Being a child I used to start making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live.

"I lived in a fantasy world and I thought they needed shoes and hats."
Willard Wigan
BBC Article: Wigan's Lloyd's Tower
BBC Article: "sells for £11 million"
BBC Interview
Willard Wigan Wiki

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