Photo Credit: The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Project
By Julia Gartrell
Medium: Metal sculpture
Inspired by NC folk artist Vollis Simpson, Durham sculptor Julia Gartrell will create a series of six whirligigs for the Arbor Day and Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival celebrations. The whirligigs are inspired by native North Carolina flora and fauna and will be made largely out of reclaimed and reused materials. Cary's Public Art Teen Docents will assist the artist in fabrication of the Wild Whirligigs.