Microscopic Henry VIII brings UK£11m

Artist Willard Wigan's work cannot be hung on the wall. In fact, some is so tiny, it should be viewed with a microscope, but his delicate sculpture of Henry VIII and his wives - in the eye of a needle - along with nearly 70 other pieces, was just purchased for UK£11m. (photo)

Wigan uses a microscope and diamond shard knives to carve his tiny scupltures. The slightest movement could ruin days of work. "The pulse in my fingertip can ruin a sculpture and I have to work at night because the vibrations from traffic can cause problems," he said.