Some sculptures are known for their grandeur and majesty. But there�s an artist in Miami who is known for creating works of art unable to be seen by the human eye. To see his creations, you have to have a microscope.
This has to be the only art gallery in Miami where you don't see any art until you look through a microscope.
Artist Willard Wigan says "when they come in here, they get the shock of their life."
Willard Wigan is the biggest name in the smallest art form microsculptures.
Willard Wigan says "everybody walks through doors, see work, they're blown away."
Wigan's microsculptures are placed in the eye of a needle or on top of a pin head, and they are so small with the naked eye it looks like nothing more than a speck of dust, but once you look inside the microscope, there's Little Miss Muffet.
Wigan sculpts things big and small. He's made a cupid, a TREX, UFC Fighters.
And in honor of his Miami gallery, wigan's brought the heat's big three down to size.
Willard Wigan says "honey I shrunk the kings. Ha ha."
How does somebody do that? Good question. Wigan uses these homemade tools and materials like kevlar, carpet fibers, or even a grain of sand.
Willard Wigan says "I have to sometimes use the hair from a dead fly as a paint brush or pluck out one of my own eyelashes from the corner, glue it on to the needle, and then paint very very gently."
He also does it slowly. Each piece takes weeks of sitting in front of a microscope making miniscule movements between heartbeats.
Willard Wigan says "when I'm doing the work I don't get pleasure doing it, I get pleasure when I finish because there is no actual pleasure in the work because it's sending me insane."
Most people think he's crazy, and some even think it's all a hoax.
Willard Wigan says "that's a compliment because I'm ready to prove it to any man. I like it when they say it's a hoax, you know? It just goes to show what I've achieved, you know?"
Just to give you an idea of just how small Wigan's art truly is, he says that one time he accidentally inhaled a piece of a sculpture, just by breathing in.