3.10.2008

who's who: willard wigan.

This guy amazes me. An England artist with a learning disability (dyslexia), Willard Wigan has a passion for all things tiny--- and I mean TINY. His microscopic art, made from sugar crystals and dust particles, has been sweeping across the nation and was once described as "the eighth wonder of the world."



See for yourself. The Wizard of Oz cast in the eye of a needle (pic taken through microscopic viewer).

Simply fascinting.

22 comments:

heidi said...

un. be. lievable!

heidi said...

un. be. lievable!

heidi said...

un. be. lievable!

Erin Tyner said...

Oh now you know I love this!

heidi said...

sorry, didn't mean to post 3x!!

nicole green said...

INSANE!

Jude said...

Sugar crystals and dust particles?!! Unbelievably amazing.

design for mankind. said...

I KNOW---- sooo talented, right? :)

Jenn said...

ooooh...I love that guy!! Absolutely incredible!!!

emily@designsmack said...

That's insane!

lillie said...

wow! have you visited the Museum of Jurassic?? they have a verrrry similar exhibit. strange! the MJT is quite an unusual museum experience-- you should visit if you haven't before (:

design for mankind. said...

OMG Lillie--- I'm so headed there now!!! :) Thanks for the tip! :)

Bhavna said...

What a talent!

bandelle said...

This is truly incredible. I'm stunned and lost for words.

Krissy said...

wow! thanks for sharing!

Kelly C. said...

this is wild! in the best kind of way!!
*

Jessie Cacciola said...

ooo...I was obsessed with the Wiz of Oz when I was a kid -- I used to make my parents call me Dorothy! And of course I was her for halloween...and now I have a little black dog...hmm, never thought of that (wierd!)
- Jessie -

design for mankind. said...

AWWWW, I was always Toto, Jess. ;)

Prêt à Voyager said...

Yowza! I remember seeing paintings on a pinhead when I was a kid. Intense.

Anne

my love for you. said...

WOW.
how do you think his eyesight is now?
my eyes are ruined just from blogging!
thanks for this, fascinating!

design for mankind. said...

ha, good point, my love! :)

daddylikeyblog said...

Aaaaahhh that's amazing!
p.s. Just found your blog and I'm loving it--keep up the good work!

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

3.10.2008

who's who: willard wigan.

This guy amazes me. An England artist with a learning disability (dyslexia), Willard Wigan has a passion for all things tiny--- and I mean TINY. His microscopic art, made from sugar crystals and dust particles, has been sweeping across the nation and was once described as "the eighth wonder of the world."



See for yourself. The Wizard of Oz cast in the eye of a needle (pic taken through microscopic viewer).

Simply fascinting.

22 comments:

heidi said...

un. be. lievable!

heidi said...

un. be. lievable!

heidi said...

un. be. lievable!

Erin Tyner said...

Oh now you know I love this!

heidi said...

sorry, didn't mean to post 3x!!

nicole green said...

INSANE!

Jude said...

Sugar crystals and dust particles?!! Unbelievably amazing.

design for mankind. said...

I KNOW---- sooo talented, right? :)

Jenn said...

ooooh...I love that guy!! Absolutely incredible!!!

emily@designsmack said...

That's insane!

lillie said...

wow! have you visited the Museum of Jurassic?? they have a verrrry similar exhibit. strange! the MJT is quite an unusual museum experience-- you should visit if you haven't before (:

design for mankind. said...

OMG Lillie--- I'm so headed there now!!! :) Thanks for the tip! :)

Bhavna said...

What a talent!

bandelle said...

This is truly incredible. I'm stunned and lost for words.

Krissy said...

wow! thanks for sharing!

Kelly C. said...

this is wild! in the best kind of way!!
*

Jessie Cacciola said...

ooo...I was obsessed with the Wiz of Oz when I was a kid -- I used to make my parents call me Dorothy! And of course I was her for halloween...and now I have a little black dog...hmm, never thought of that (wierd!)
- Jessie -

design for mankind. said...

AWWWW, I was always Toto, Jess. ;)

Prêt à Voyager said...

Yowza! I remember seeing paintings on a pinhead when I was a kid. Intense.

Anne

my love for you. said...

WOW.
how do you think his eyesight is now?
my eyes are ruined just from blogging!
thanks for this, fascinating!

design for mankind. said...

ha, good point, my love! :)

daddylikeyblog said...

Aaaaahhh that's amazing!
p.s. Just found your blog and I'm loving it--keep up the good work!