logging in or signing up Willard Wigan, Mini Art Cenika Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Copy Does not support media & animations WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 590 Category: Entertainment License: All Rights Reserved Like it (1) Dislike it (0) Added: August 28, 2008 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 1 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide 1: Microscopic ART Willard WIGAN The best things come in small packages! Some pieces of artwork are absolutely massive and take up acres, while some just fill up an A4 piece of paper. Willard Wigan is one of the only people in the world who can create what can only be described as "mini art". Slide 2: He works in total solitude at a quiet retreat in Jersey mainly at night when there is a greater sense of peace in the world and less static electricity to interfere with the immeasurable precision and tolerances required to create the pieces. The smallest sculptures can only be measured in thousandths of an inch which is why they can sit, very delicately, on a human hair three thousandths of an inch thick. When working on this scale he slows his heartbeat and his breathing dramatically through meditation and attempts to harmonize his mind, body and soul with the Creator. He then sculpts or paints at the centre-point between heartbeats for total stillness of hand. He likens this process to "trying to pass a pin through a bubble without bursting it". His concentration is intense when working like this and he feels mentally and physically drained at the end of it. Slide 3: "We are told Seeing is believing yet it could be said that Believing is seeing" Willard Wigan was born in Birmingham, England in 1957 and is the creator of the smallest works of art on earth. From being a traumatized and unrecognized dyslexic child, he is now emerging as the most globally celebrated micro-miniaturist of all time and is literally capable of turning a spec of dust into a vision of true beauty. Even he is sometimes at a loss for an explanation as to exactly how he is able to create such treasures. He just gratefully acknowledges that he's been blessed with a God-given talent. Slide 4: On a Diamond Marilyn Monroe Slide 5: On a Fish Hook Cast of Peter Pan Slide 6: In the Eye of a Needle Charles Dickens The Last Supper Slide 7: Tower Bridge Snow White and the seven dwarfs In the Eye of a Needle Slide 8: Gold tiger Winston Churchill Henry VIII & his Six Wives In the Eye of a Needle Slide 9: The Statue of Liberty String Quartet Santa In the Eye of a Needle Slide 10: Baby in the eye of a needle Barn Owl perched in the eye of a needle In the Eye of a Needle Slide 11: "Peace, appreciation and gratitude are the keys to real achievement and lasting happiness" Willard can create a masterpiece within the eye of a tiny sewing needle, on the head of a pin, the tip of an eyelash or a grain of sand. Some are many times smaller than the full stop at the end of this sentence. Many are even smaller still, with some being completely invisible to the naked eye yet, when viewed through high power magnification, the effect on the viewer is truly mesmerizing. Willard, who is completely self-taught has baffled medical science and been the subject of discussions among micro-surgeons, nano-technologists and at universities worldwide. His work is ground-breaking - partly because of the astounding beauty of vision which challenges the belief system of the mind and partly because it demonstrates that if one person can create the impossible, we all have the potential to transcend our own limiting beliefs about what we are capable of. Slide 12: On a PinHead Elvis Presley Classius Clay V Sonny Liston Slide 13: Frankie Dettori riding Dubai Millenium Swan On a PinHead Slide 14: The Thinker Titanic On a PinHead Slide 15: Golfer On a PinHead Elephant Slide 16: On an EyeLash Girl with balloon walking on an eyelash Slide 17: Adam and Eve in a pencil lead In a Pencil Lead Slide 18: Polar Bear cub on a granule of sugar On a Granule of Sugar Slide 19: Cat on a hair On a Hair Slide 20: On a Crystal Gold Ship Chinese Dragon Slide 21: Zeus on a grain of sand On a Grain of Sand Slide 22: David & Goliath On a Grain of Sand Slide 23: Willard’s work is an accomplishment of total harmony of body and mind; showing that if one person can create the impossible, then we can all transcend our limiting beliefs of what we are capable of. Collected & Prepared by Cenika June 2006 You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.