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Hold your breath for micro-sculpture: Willard Wigan on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability — to create art so tiny that it can’t be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 19:43)

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  • Yury Deulin commented on Jan 22 2010

    The biography.

    Deulin Yury – microminiaturist,founder of the “Microminiaturizm”,was born in Degtyarsk,Sverdlovskaya Oblast, in 12.07.1972. Education:The Urals Architectural Academy (by profession: jeweller-artist),Ekaterinburg (Russia).He was awarded the diploma “Event of the century” on the worldwide Parisian fair on the international show in Moscow in 2000 devoted to centennial triumph of Russian jewellers.
    Microminiaturizm – new direction in world art .
    Microminiaturizm is divided in kinds of art:
    1.Micropainting
    2.Micrographic arts
    3.Microsculpture
    4.Microphotography
    Microminiature -artistic work of art invisible with the unaided eye (generalized appellation).
    Microminiaturist -artist,creator of microminiatures.
    Microminiatures are created in technique “microtechnique