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Micro sculptor Willard Wigan eyes up Last Supper for his latest work

Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published:

Micro-sculpting star Willard Wigan has celebrated Easter in style with a model of the Last Supper balanced in the eye of a needle.

The amazing work of art features among 20 of his miniature masterpieces that are currently on show at Wolverhampton's Light House in the city centre's Chubb Buildings.

The tiny tribute to Leonardo da Vinci's iconic depiction of Maundy Thursday shows all 12 apostles and Jesus Christ dressed in colourful robes and sitting at a table.

The Last Supper

The complex sculpture took four months to complete using materials that include Kevlar, Gold and pieces of cable tie. It gives an Easter focus to the exhibition which is being staged in the city where he was born and brought up.

Historically, da Vinci's painting portrays the reaction given by each apostle when Jesus tells them that one of them will betray him.

The original work, painted in 1490, measures 180 inches x 360 inches but Willard's work is only visible in detail through a special enlarging display.

Incredibly it manages to fit all 13 people into the eye of a sewing needle along with the table, its tablecloth, and even the tableware in perfect proportion.

The exhibition runs until May 2 and is open daily from 10am to 9pm, with tickets priced at £6 for adults and £4 for children under 16. The youngsters will be able to see characters ranging from Frozen's Elsa to Mickey Mouse through the microscopes. Tickets are available via the box office on 01902 716 055 or www.light-house.co.uk

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