TED presentation Willard Wigan discusses how he used his art as a means of self-expression and retreat from a world that "clustered him as nothing". He states that, "Nothing doesn't exist because there is always something." His artwork exemplifies this philosophy as he creates specimens of art that is so minute that it takes a microscope to be able to see it. His art solidifies that he has the ability to not just produce "something" but to produce brilliant pieces of work.
Many individuals utilize learning disabilities as a means of defining who they are and their level of productivity. It is inspiring and motivating to hear of the story of Willard Wigan and to see his work. I hope that others will appreciate his artistry and view him as only an example of the many other individuals who excel in their gifts despite the label of having a learning disability. It is time to empower people to move forward in accomplishing their dreams and overcome whatever may be hindering them to get to the next level in their life.
For more information on Willard Wigan and to view his work, visit www.willard-wigan.com.