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In the eye of a needle, tiny art work on display at "Antsibition"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 01:24

British artist Willard Wigan, who creates micro-sculptures that can fit inside the eye of a needle, makes a miniature 'Ant-Man' figure ahead of the film's release. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THIS EDIT IS PART MUTE ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Art work of tiny proportions goes on display in London this week, showcasing small-scale figurines at an "ant-sized" exhibition. Ahead of Friday's release of Marvel's latest cinematic offering "Ant-Man", micro-artist Willard Wigan has recreated the superhero, who can shrink in size but grow in power, on a very small scale -- in the eye of a needle. The figurine is so minute it has to be viewed properly through a microscope, as with most of Wigan's work. At "Antsibition", his tiny "Ant-Man" is on display alongside other pieces measuring only a few micromillimetres, such as a skateboarder on the end of an eye lash and a Harley motorbike, also sitting in the eye of a needle. "I don't enjoy doing this work because it drives me insane but I get pleasure when I finish it," Wigan told Reuters. Wigan began creating the tiny work at the age of five when he made a houses for ants -- one of which is also on display at "Antsibition" in a gallery itself made up of a small room at London's Old Street station. "Ant-Man", which stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, is released on July 17.

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In the eye of a needle, tiny art work on display at "Antsibition"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 01:24