wilson, nc whirl-i-gig festival

Part of my life list: 63. Attend 10 North Carolina festivals. Wilson has an annual whirl-i-gig festival celebrating the work of Vollis Simpson, and the parentals and I stopped there yesterday. Mr. Simpson’s work is being restored by artists in Wilson and surroundings, and being installed in a park in downtown Wilson to preserve and…

the king of windmills & whirl-i-gigs

Over the weekend, North Carolina artist Vollis Simpson passed away at the age of 94. Mr. Simpson created some amazing found materials whirl-i-gigs, which he installed in sort of a farm near his home close to Wilson, NC. A few years ago, shep. and I took a spur-of-the-moment Sunday drive down there, and Mr. Simpson…