Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Now that`s one small step: Moonwalk recreated in the eye of a needle

British "micro-artist" Willard Wigan latest creation depicts the Apollo 11 mission by placing Buzz Aldrin's moonwalk inside the eye of a needle. In fact Wigan`s artwork is so small that a high powered microscope is needed to see the finer details of his work.

Space.com reports:

"The ultra-tiny artwork, created by British sculptor Willard Wigan, depicts Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and is part of a collection of pieces described by many as the "eighth wonder of the world." The Buzz Aldrin figurine is on display in the San Diego Air & Space Museum Museum’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! exhibition.

Wigan, who hails from Birmingham, England, has made a career or creating unique, micro-pieces so minuscule that they are only visible through a microscope. He is scheduled to give a presentation on his work today (Feb. 25) at the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Pavilion of Flight."

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