Monday, November 20, 2017

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

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    We almost missed this place! We spotted a few windmills from our parking space at Imagination Station and took a short walk to see if there were more.

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  Wow! These are all the creations of one man, Vollis Simpson, who assembled the sculptures on his family farm using discarded road signs, fans, stovepipes, I-beams, pipe, textile mill rollers, ball bearings, and other found materials. They spin and turn in all directions, men saw wood, play guitar, ride bicycles, horses trot and geese fly. As Simpson aged and his health declined plans were made to move the sculptures to a specially built park to save them from deterioration. From concept to completion took seven years and the park officially opened just a couple of weeks ago.

   The park is accessible.

    Parking is available on the street.  Park   35.72205, -77.91267

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    1. This one is worth going out of your way to see. Probably not all the way from California though! :-D

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  2. You two are gonna have a tough time topping this place.... Very cool!
    Vern

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    1. Of all the folk art creations that we've seen this one rates in the top 10!

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  3. What fun. I have added this to my 'must-see' places. If you get back to Tucson please let me know.

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    1. Definitely a must see!
      We're spending the winter in Florida this year.Back to Arizona next winter. We'll have to make sure that we met up somewhere while we're there!

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