Posted by: tonygurney | March 30, 2010

Astonishing sculpture of church is carved… into a single grain of SAND.

A talented micro-sculptor has proven you really can see the world in a grain of sand – after carving this incredible church from a single granule that fits inside the eye of a needle.

Willard Wigan, 52 made a name for himself by sculpting tiny recreations of everything from Barack Obama and his family, to Neil Armstrong on the moon’s surface.

He was challenged by his girlfriend Sarah Slade, who lives at the foot of Chosen Hill in Churchdown, near Gloucester, to sculpt the hilltop parish church St Bartholomew’s.

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Micro view: Willard Wigan carved the St Bartholomew’s church into this grain of sand and then put it in the eye of a needle. It’s so small that it can’t be seen with the naked eye

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