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Last Updated: Wednesday December 17 2008 13:02 GMT

In pictures: Artist creates tiny sculptures

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

This piece of art may look like any other sculpture of England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson, but look closely as there's much, much more to it than meets the eye...

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

It's really, really small! In fact the ball the sculpture of Jonny is kicking is so tiny that it's been suspended in the eye of a needle. Jonny is standing on top of a pin.

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

A man called Willard Wigan is the man behind the tiny pieces of art. This little girl is getting ready to open some even smaller presents.

Willard Wigan

Here's Willard at work. He has to use a microscope to see what he is doing, and uses extremely small tools to create his sculptures.

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

One of the tools he uses is the hair from a fly. For most people the buzzing bugs are really annoying - for Willard they are a source of paint brushes!

Willard Wigan and Newsround's cameraman Darryl

Even Newsround's cameraman Darryl had to use the microscope to get his shots. The zoom on his camera just wasn't strong enough!

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

So what else has Willard been up to? Well the Mad Hatter is having a tea party with Alice in Wonderland in this piece.

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

And can you imagine John Terry lifting this replica of football's World Cup trophy? He probably wouldn't need both hands...

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

This super small model of Charlie Chaplin is balancing on the top of a pin.

Art by micro-artist Willard Wigan

And this tiny Titanic seems to have run into an icy problem.