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CLIP 6420

Smallest tribute to Barak Obama

Smallest tribute to Barak Obama
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Key Info
  • Smallest tribute to Barak Obama
  • Duration: 02:34
  • Willard Wigan uses a hair from the back of a fly to paint his fragments of sand and sugar to create miniscule sculptures. His model of the First Family fits in the eye of a needle and he feels it is a very important tribute to the first black President of the USA. To prepare for the delicate work Willard Wigan flies a small remote control helicopter that requires a similar level of co-ordination. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 20 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design

       Topic:

    Sculpture

  • Keywords: small, Willard Wigan, preparation, patience, micro, inspiration, creativity, Obama
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to illustrate how artists can change the size and scale of an object or form to produce a piece of work. This work also demonstrates how the artist wants to make a tribute to Barak Obama.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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