A British sculptor has brought US President Barack Obama down to size.
Talented Willard Wigan has carved Mr Obama and his family into the eye of a 24-carat gold needle.
Speaking in Los Angeles, as he was about to launch his first American exhibition, Willard revealed: 'My favourite piece has to be President Barack Obama and his family.
'I never thought I would see a black President in my life time, so this is historic and I wanted to celebrate that.'
The micro-sculptor's work is so small, you need a microscope to see it - it is invisible to the naked eye.
But Willard creates it all by hand in an astonishing process.
It takes him up to three months to create each amazing and unique sculpture, which usually sits within the eye of a needle or on a pin head.
The personal sacrifice involved in creating pieces is almost inconceivable. Willard enters a meditative state in which his heartbeat is slowed, allowing him to reduce hand tremors and sculpt between pulse beats.
Even the reverberation caused by traffic outside can affect Willard's work, so he often works through the night when there is minimal disruption.
In the past he has created micro-sculptures of such stars as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, P Diddy. Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and even The Simpsons.
But it is the President Obama sculpture he is most proud of, having spent more than three months creating it especially for his US tour.
'I think the Obama sculpture is my favourite of all time as it's the most significant piece that I have ever done.
Willard, who is from Birmingham, was subsequently honoured with receiving an MBE from HRH Prince Charles for his services to art.
His exhibition and tour of the US begins this week and runs in Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston through to November.