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Monday, November 17, 2008

Art Spider

Art Spider is a website for learning disability arts and is part of Mencap. The gallery has visual arts, film and music made by artists with disabilities. Click here to visit the gallery of work.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Willard Wigan's Micro Sculptures

Willard Wigan is the creator of the smallest sculptors in the world. Wigan uses a tiny surgical blade to carve his microscopic figures out of rice, and fragments of grains of sand and sugar, which are then mounted on pinheads. Wigan, who has learning disabilities and is unable to read or write, describes his sculptures as a way to expressive himself. ABC news have just done an online video of him here. His tools include a microscope, dust and hairs to create his sculptors. His sculptors often take months to complete, he mentions that he has to work between heartbeats to avoid hand tremors.