His story is inspiring because he's used his art to get through many challenges in his life. ABC 7 just ran a great story about Wigan and what he's overcome.
At a young age, he was diagnosed with learning disabilities. On his website, he says he struggled at school and found solace in creating small art that couldn't be seen by the naked eye:
“It began when I was five years old,” says Willard. “I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to where my dyslexia didn’t hold me back and my teachers couldn’t criticize me. That’s how my career as a micro-sculptor began.”
Here are photos from Slideshare highlighting of some of his amazing work:
Check out the ABC 7 story about Willard Wigan: Micro sculptor battled learning disabilities
***His latest exhibit, "Art in the Eye of a Needle: The Hollywood Collection" is at the Nicole Gallery in Chicago. It will be on display until May 22.