One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure

Visit James Broadfoot’s Blog to see what he’s up to…… ……. One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure… You never know where you’ll find inspiration. Projects of passion definately take on a life of their own and provide us with rewards that are immeasurable. Featured in the video is the work of local artist Vollis Simpson of Wilson NC and his impressive creations known as Whirligigs (pronounced Whirley Gigs). The town holds and annual Whirligig Festival every fall to celebrate these awesome works of interest. Vollis Simpson is a true artist and has created not only these wonderful works to behold but has succeeded in completing quite a feat of engineering. Using scrape metal, discarded metal objects, trinkets, and junk he creates a fascinating wind fueled, windmill driven, gear laden, metal moving orchestra in a phenoma that must be seen to be appreciated. A beautiful and brilliantly painted metal windmill garden fashioned after carosels, airplanes, horse and buggies, and so many other things of wonder. James Broadfoot is a fan of Mr. Simpson’s Whirligigs so much that he was compelled to create this video and share the wonder and inspiration this hidden treasure offers. The Whirligigs are located on Whitaker Mill Road near the outskirts of Wilson NC. Over the years Vollis Simpson and his Whirligigs have been feature in many newspapers and television news segments throughout the state of North Carolina. He makes his creations in sizes ranging

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  1. Midaiki says:

    I think I was there.

  2. bassyck says:

    very nice-love when the wind picks up!

  3. jadeeslayton says:

    this is a wonderful video. it’s nice of you to share this artist’s work so we can see. it’s brilliant creativity.

  4. Rujulxce says:

    I really liked your channel and this video. If you need any help getting this video exposed I use a site called tubeviews.(net) It has really helped like 20 of my main videos get to the top in position. Its nice.


  5. jameswsa says:

    Thanks for your great comment Geronimo, glad you liked and always good to have you drop by. J

  6. geronimorubio1 says:

    Hey James. There are lots of things in this world to be inspired by. This one that you found is one of those that would inspire anyone. Great video and inspiration galore. Thanx for sharing your many experiences with me and the Net my friend. Peace my friend.

  7. weeatsushi says:


    Sweet video. Fascinating art work by the artist. I bet you had a nice sense of peace while walking underneath his work. Seemed really peaceful to me just watching it.


  8. jameswsa says:

    Thanks Jeunelle

  9. JeunFost says:

    Love the video James
    Keep up the good work.

  10. jameswsa says:

    I appreciate it, thanks

  11. videocrash says:

    This is creative, nice.

  12. emagnets says:

    now, that is a wind farme. cool

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