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.

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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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