Micro-Sculptor Willard Wigan at Parish Gallery, Nov. 9
The Norman Parish Gallery is featuring famed micro-sculptor Willard Wigan’s “The Half Century Collection.” On Friday Nov. 9, there is a special reception, 6 to 8 p.m., with Wigan in attendance. Wigan is known for his pieces that sit within the eye of a needle or on a pinhead. His work is so tiny that it cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope.
Owners of Willard Wigan’s work include Prince Charles, Elton John, Sir Philip Green, Lord Bath, Mike Tyson and Simon Cowell. One of his most recent pieces, The Coronation Crown was requested by Queen Elizabeth II in tribute to her celebration of her Diamond Jubilee.
Wigan’s micro-sculptures are shown in the main gallery. You can view his work for a $5 fee; children are free. The collection is being shown until early January 2013.
The Norman Parish Gallery located in Canal Square at 1054 31st St., NW, represents primarily, but not exclusively, visual artists of significance from Africa and the African Diaspora. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.