Hairy Art (Limerick)

Hairy Art
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Though some artists make art out of rubble,
Only one went to hairier trouble:
He sculpted (I swear)
His sculpture from hair:
An artwork from one speck of stubble.

Its minuteness is way off the chart.
Want to view it? A microscope’s smart.
I don’t mean to be gruff,
But is weirdness enough?
This speck-sculpture’s too fine to be art.

You can read about and see a photo of Willard Wigan’s stubble sculpture here. As the article explains:

Willard Wigan hollowed out a spec of face hair and used a miniscule flake of gold to create the tiny motorbike artwork.

Visible only through a microscope, the chopper — which measures three microns — is smaller than a human blood cell.

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2 Responses to “Hairy Art (Limerick)”

  1. JulesPaige says:

    Surely you’ve seen ‘art’ on a grain of rice?
    Takes time – though it looks like it was chewed by mice…
    Everyone has a got some kind of talent
    Though some are artists charging thousands are quite bent
    When a canvas of a single color or splatter is not deemed nice!


  2. madkane says:

    Fun verse, Jules!