Thursday, June 01, 2006

sizematters (redux)

This post ties in with a recent one on my old blog at Darkstrider.net. Something's messed up with the host server or my connection to it there, and I could no longer upload to it, so that's why I moved over here to BlogSpot. Anywho, the subject of this post is Willard Wigan, a sculptor who has an uncanny talent to create art almost too small to see with the naked eye. I don't understand how he does it.... he made a Statue of Liberty inside the eye of an ordinary needle! I have no clue what kind of materials or tools he uses, but apparently he has to go into a deep meditative state and sculpt between heartbeats to keep his hand steady enough. Crazy!

I won't add any pics to this post... just click through on his name and look at his site, but I did join Photobucket (which now has video uploading!). I fleshed out the Jeffrey Roche post just below this one with the pics I originally wanted to use, just to make sure everything works. So, when next we meet, I'll regale you with images of faraway lands, or at least some stuff I made.

7 comments:

herself said...

Weeeeeee! Darkers, I had NO IDEA you had a new blog!! I'm sitting here like a fool checking your old blog 10X/day. D'oh. THIS is where you've been hiding! I even went poking 'round the board to see what had your attention, hard to catch you in that maze!

Yay!!! found you! Thanks, I'll go catch up with your entries now.

Darkstrider said...

Glad you found me!

I was hoping everyone would see my post on Ubatuber's site, didn't want to go around spamming everybody with my new URL. I decided to post it on Jeffrey's site since my post that day featured him (and how much I HATE him!!!!). ; )

herself said...

I wonder if Willard Wigan is the same microscopic artist that was exhibited at the Jurassic Museum of Technology in LA about 8 years ago. Paul and I went to see micro miniatures carved into grains of rice, between heartbeats, eye's of needles, the whole thing being shown at the funky bizarre LA place (the owner of which was recently awarded the MacArther Fellowship?! Go figure.) Could there be more than one mirco-sculpter? And would there be wild dramatic yet tiny hatred between them? ;-}

herself said...

I wonder if Willard Wigan is the same microscopic artist that was exhibited at the Jurassic Museum of Technology in LA about 8 years ago. Paul and I went to see micro miniatures carved into grains of rice, between heartbeats, eye's of needles, the whole thing being shown at the funky bizarre LA place (the owner of which was recently awarded the MacArther Fellowship?! Go figure.) Could there be more than one mirco-sculpter? And would there be wild dramatic yet tiny hatred between them? ;-}

herself said...

I wonder if Willard Wigan is the same microscopic artist that was exhibited at the Jurassic Museum of Technology in LA about 8 years ago. Paul and I went to see micro miniatures carved into grains of rice, between heartbeats, eye's of needles, the whole thing being shown at the funky bizarre LA place (the owner of which was recently awarded the MacArther Fellowship?! Go figure.) Could there be more than one mirco-sculpter? And would there be wild dramatic yet tiny hatred between them? ;-}

herself said...

They have no online record of Willlard Wigan being there or the display I saw but here's a fruit stone carving exhibit there: http://www.mjt.org/exhibits/fruitstn.html which is kind of what it looked like.

herself said...

Just trying to get your comment numbers up. kidding, sorry for the multz. s