Willard’s love and appreciation of classic art is shown here by his micro sized depiction of the Girl with a Pearl Earring. The original oil painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, the original known by various names over the centuries, it became known by its present title towards the end of the 20th century after the large pearl earring worn by the girl prominently portrayed in the painting.
Willard wished to recreate this painting as his tiny masterpiece, challenging himself to do something that the original artist would not have been able to do. Measuring just half the size of a matchhead, approximately 2mm high. This piece took Willard 4 months to complete. It is both sculpture and painting, relief carved and hand painted using a Dalmatian hair and oil paints, finally mounted within a solid 24 carat gold gilt edged frame.
This miniature masterpiece can be mounted within another parent frame, so it may be displayed on a wall or within a free standing bespoke magnifying display and plinth. It may also be placed within a jewellery item or perhaps spectacular ladies timepiece.
Enquiries are invited for collaborations.
The Girl with a Pearl Earring
24 Carat Gold handmade frame & relief carved painted sculpture