"If you don't try, you'll end up like Willard" his teacher used to say to the rest of his classmates.
At the age of five years old, yet to be diagnosed with autism, Willard Wigan had had enough. He was fedup of being used as the example of failure. His teachers told him he'd never be able to read and called him 'Blackie'. So one day Willard ran away.
He ran to a lake and discovered a world of insects, dragonflies and ants and became obsessed with the 'Small World'.
After showing off an Ant village he hand carved, his mother declared 'The smaller your sculpture, the bigger your name will become'
Words that stuck with Wigan and led to him sculpting work for some of the most prestigious people including Her Majesty the Queen. He has learnt to create sculptures so small they fit inside a human egg, with tools visible only under microscope, and all his work is by hand.
Hear this rare and fascinating interview with the worlds best microsculpter, about how his abusive experiences at school and from his father led to him becoming the king of the 'Small World'
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