Tiny Art – Giant Spirit

Written by on June 25, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

A most amazing story about a remarkable person and his Microscopic Art. “Microscopic” is not just a creative adjective. Some of his pieces as a big as a blood cell.

I was at work watching the news when I came across this story. And while I was fascinated by his art, it was Willard Wigan’s spirit and his ability to transform what would have been a handicap to many into the impetus for greatness that absolutely captured me.

To watch a video about Willard and his art go here: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3298352

Here’s another shorter video url: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3297218

This amazing artist said he started when he was five. He said he has a learning disability and can’t read or write, and needed to find a way to express himself. He said his teachers made him feel like he was nothing. He said he’s trying to prove to the world that “nothing” doesn’t exist.

I smiled when the news caster said Willard Wigan just sold his entire life’s work for 20 million dollars. Probably just a tad more than what his teachers were making.

But more than that, was the enormous satisfaction this man is now receiving from the reactions of astonishment and wonder from others. What a big change from the disdain he must have received as a child, and all through his remarkable spirit and perseverance.

A comment by Patricia on Nick Watt’s blog says it all.

Mr. Wigan is sculpting his art for all of us who were made to feel “small” or made to feel like “nothing” growing up. He’s simply echoing what the Universe says and that is that each of us, every one of us, is not only SOMEthing, but a HUGE SOMETHING, a work of brilliant art, a holy sculpture, a blessed human being. Thank you Willard Wigan, and God Bless You!

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About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. "For the Sake of Love” is her collection of songs written on Demian's healing journey, and “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” is a children’s book she wrote for her daughter about the interconnectedness of life published by Illumination Arts and endorsed by Jane Goodall. Currently, Demian is working on recording episodes for her podcast and writing on the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse". .


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