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Placing thread through the eye of a needle can be a daunting task for most.
To accomplish all of this you would have to enter into such a deep meditative state that your pulse decelerates to keep your hands steady while sculpting in between heartbeats. Your final work can only be viewed under a microscope because itâ€™s small enough to fit on the head of a pin, the tip of an eyelash or within the eye of needle.
Heâ€™s called the â€œ8th wonder of the worldâ€ and has confounded medical scientists by crafting pieces as small as the molecular size of a blood cell.
â€œMany scientists are shocked by my work but to be honest this is not the smallest level I can sculpt. My best work is yet to comeâ€, Mr. Wigan, 52, toldÂ The Final Call.
Houstonians gathered at the Gremillion Fine Art Gallery to see Mr. Wiganâ€™s work for themselves. Not with the naked eye, but only through microscopes.
â€œEasily one of the most phenomenal exhibits I have ever witnessed. He’s both an amazing talent and awesomely kind manâ€, saysÂ Crystal Washington.
â€œWe want to have a museum in the city that not only shows the struggles of Blacks but also the triumphant stories such as Mr. Wiganâ€, says Larry Earl, HMAAC executive director.
â€œHis art is amazing but his heart is even more amazingâ€ says Rose Spencer of BWG Media Group, one of the lead hosts in Houston.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee presented Mr. Wigan with proclamations and says â€œhe is magnificent and significant. His striking art work has penetrated our minds and he is a treasure to be shared with the worldâ€, she says