David Sparrow

David Sparrow is a self-taught welder who is constantly dreaming of unique ways to make sculpture fun.  Raised in Greensboro, he was exposed early in life to his grandfather’s whirligigs which sat upon the roof of his parents’ garage.  The sight of so many spinning propellers was always magical.  Later in life, he re-discovered several of his grandfather’s old whirligigs sitting in his parents’ basement and became fascinated with this old art form of rural America. All of his whirligigs are built using found and recycled steel, painted with bright colors to catch both the light as well as the wind.  His ideas come from the world around him and their forms are inspired by the shape and pliability of the materials he acquires.