Willard Wigan Mirco-sculptor Posted on TED: Aug 2009 19:46 TED link Art Meets Science Very dry funny delivery, kind of reminds me of Bill Cosby's humor. Overcame difficult undiagnosed dyslexic childhood, discovered his ability as micro-sculptor Even more amazing, he slows his heartbeat down and carves, arranges between beats... 1.5 seconds at a time. In his own word's: "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." Willard Wigan As a teen I watched my Dad build a two piece fly rod jig from steel (60% degree V) a total of 6 pieces. Then, over a number of weeks shave, match, glue, and cure a bamboo fly rod, that was true without a twist. Quite amazing, at least for me at the time. Not on the same level of difficulty as what Willard accomplished, but it took patience and perseverance. I never forgot the lesson.