Note: this post is from 2007, outbound links may be broken.
Willard Wigan – Micro Sculptor
Willard Wigan is the creator of the world’s smallest sculptures, often taking months to complete one, working between heartbeats to avoid hand tremors.
Six wives of Henry VIII by Willard Wigan
The microscopic figures are cut out of rice, grains of sand and sugar and measure as small as 0.005mm (0.0002 inch) tall. Awesome stuff!