In aid of Guide Dog's, I have sculpted the tiniest guide dog puppy in the world 🐶
Updated: May 3
Help me fund more guide dogs like puppy Daniel and support Guide Dog's fundraising for this year's Guide Dogs Appeal. Big or small, every donation makes a difference.
I'm thrilled to have sculpted the tiniest guide dog puppy in the world in support of this year's Guide Dogs Appeal, helping raise funds and awareness for those with sight loss. This sculpture is the size of a full stop in a newspaper, mounted within the eye of a tiny sewing needle. It represents all those that feel unseen, as I did for many years of my life.
Support Guide Dogs visit guidedogs.org.uk/appeal
My journey with autism inspired me to show that it's sometimes the small things matter. The tiny sculpture has been named Daniel after a Guide Dogs fundraiser I met in a coffee shop. I was so motivated and moved by what Daniel was saying about helping and supporting visually impaired people, how this resonated with my own story of feeling unseen and my work needing optical help to be able to make it and view it, I knew that I just had to partner with them and create a tiny micro sculpture as a homage to all their hard work and shine a light onto this amazing charity.
It took me 16-18 hours a day over two months to create. I produced the puppy sculpture using a broken piece of porcelain dinner plate mounted in the eye of the needle, chipping away at it with a minute piece of diamond and painting using an eyelash. The whiskers are made from fibres that can be seen floating in the rays of sunlight.
The work of art is available to buy for one lucky collector with 100% of proceeds going to the charity as part of the Guide Dogs Appeal. You can find out more here. A real-life puppy Daniel (pictured above) has also been named in honour of Willard’s amazing sculpture and will one day go on to change the life of someone living with sight loss.
If you would like to make an offer to buy Daniel, a very special one-off artwork piece from Willard Wigan, with 100% of the proceeds raised going to the charity Guide Dogs, please register your interest using the Buy Daniel button. Don't worry we don't have a fixed price in mind and we are open to offers for Daniel. He will be presented in a unique display, collected from the Guide Dogs Head Office, whilst meeting Willard Wigan for personal photographs and a chat with the world's greatest micro sculptor.
Buy Daniel https://www.willardwiganmbe.com/contact
“It's sometimes the small things that matter the most and can leave the biggest impact on our lives. Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean you can't feel it, or be inspired by it.”
To find out more about how you can support Guide Dogs visit guidedogs.org.uk/appeal
It costs £54,800 to support a guide dog from birth to retirement. Every donation will help fund more puppies like Daniel, who will hopefully grow up to change the life of someone currently living with sight loss. www.justgiving.com/campaign/Willard
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