vollis simpson's whirligigs

artist: vollis simpson (1919 - 2013)
built: 1986 - c.2000
where: original location: wiggins mill road, between wilson & lucama, north carolina / new location: whirligig park in downtown wilson, opening late 2013.
status: visible from the road.
vollis simpson web info

NOTE: Vollis Simpson passed away on May 31, 2013 at the age of 94, but his legacy will live on at the new Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, opening in late 2013 in downtown Wilson, North Carolina.


larger, higher resolution version of these photos on Flickr


spring 2007 visit













Mr. Vollis Simpson and Susanne Theis,
founding director of the The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art



spring 1996 visit






Mr. Vollis Simpson


all photos copyright Lawrence Harris


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