Craft & Design

The work of “outsider artist,” machinist, and whirligig maker Vollis Simpson.

Self-taught folf art: Vollis Simpson [Thanks, Patti!]

4 thoughts on “The art of the whirligig

  1. Coool… I once met someone from nearby Wilson, NC. When I described the Whirligig Farm, he had no idea what I was talking about at first, until he said, “oh, you mean the acid farm!”

    Vollis is pretty friendly if you visit, and he’ll sell you a small metalwork piece from his shed pretty cheap.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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