Greenville, South Carolina: Airplane Whirligigs of Herron Briggs (Gone)

The whirligig art was that of the late Herron Briggs (the Airplane Lady was his widow). Has been taken down at last report.
Directions:
Downtown. On US 29 (South Church St.) about a quarter mile north of US 25 (Augusta St.) at McKay and Church Sts.
Hours:
Closed to the Public
Status:
Gone

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Airplane Whirligigs of Herron Briggs - Gone

For whatever reason, all the stuff from the house has been taken down. The house still stands, but no art.

[Keith Bradsher, 06/18/2007]

Folk art assemblage.

Airplane Whirligigs of Herron Briggs - Gone

The "Yard Art" is made from many different objects, not just airplanes. Didn't see the Lady. But there was a gentleman sitting on the porch. The office parking lot across the street offers a great view.

[Charlie Brown, 09/08/2006]

Home of the Plane Lady.

Airplane Whirligigs of Herron Briggs - Gone

[Herron Briggs] has covered his yard and fence with hundreds of airplanes made from any usable junked parts he can find. He is particularly fond of old fans which can be used as propellers. Obviously these are not "flyable." They have become "Yard Art.. There is no tour. You just have to slow down or go across the street into an office parking lot to take a thorough look.

[Stan McKinney, 06/25/2002]
Herron Briggs, Whirlygig Man, dies

The Whirlygig Man is dead. Herron Briggs, 76, passed away on Friday, May 28.... [06/05/1999] Complete News Story

Whirlygigs of Herron Briggs

On Church Street near the intersection of Augusta Road, is a fabulous collection of whirlygigs made by renowned folk artist Herron Briggs. The collection is on exhibit in Mr. Briggs' backyard and is clearly visible from the road. All items are made from objects Mr. Briggs finds on wanderings around his neighborhood. Fans, wagons, mailboxes, lawnmowers, tin cans and other raw material is magically converted into B-52 bombers, 747s, DC10s, helicopters and other flying machines too wonderful to even name. The exhibit constantly changes as collectors purchase their favorites. I know -- I have purchased six!

[Bob Howard, 03/08/1998]

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