From Windmills to Whirlygigs:
A Converstion With Vollis Simpson

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Vollis Video

Vollis Simpson, mechanic and visionary artist, has created a cluster of gigantic whirlygigs on his farm. Visit with Vollis as he introduces us to his favorite whirlygigs and answers questions from a fourth grade class making their own wind-powered machines.


"The biggest part of this mess out here is my history" - Vollis    
  "Do you get your ideas from Ferris wheels? Because some of them look like Ferris wheels except you can't ride them exactly" - Emily, 4th grade student  
    "The main part of doing anything that turns is to get it centered" - Vollis

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  • 12 minutes
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  • color
  • subtitles

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