Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown is a dry-stone waller and folklorist based in Greenville, South Carolina.

She spent her twenties bouncing between the University of North Carolina and the Smithsonian, small farms and commercial kitchens, and hillsides and blacksmith shops in Wales before realizing that she wanted to work with both her hands and her intellect.

Today, in addition to running her own stone masonry business, she continues to pursue independent oral history and photography projects in the US and Wales.

She can often be found staring up at stars, stretched out on picnic blankets, scrambling across remote hilltops, or helming a sailing vessel.

Publications

Whitney Brown @wbrownstone

Just posted a photo @ Patrick County, Virginia https://www.instagram.com/p/CMA-gtInlm8/?igshid=14wdwpv1i233q

Just posted a video https://www.instagram.com/p/CMA78hgnUSV/?igshid=jhy85m6e0pmy

How many years of ice damage? https://www.instagram.com/p/CL8L1IonBmO/?igshid=un5a53g6j3x6

More writing forgotten and found again:
https://www.betweenstoneandsky.com/news/2020/10/29/unsent-letters

Hey @Hyatt I want to let you know I'm EXTREMELY disappointed about your decision to host a bunch of conservative crazies with no interest in truth or democracy. Just got the World of Hyatt credit card. I'll be canceling it soon. Don't be gross. It's not just another conference.

BLIND FURY at having to pay a stupid photo [genuinely accidental] speeding ticket to DC at a stupid, poorly marked junction with NO other traffic around when the worst, most egregious, selfish driving I have ever seen in this country goes COMPLETELY unnoticed and unpunished.

Lots of babies for @ayse_e today. @ Dugspur, Virginia https://www.instagram.com/p/CL3DX3Tngjj/?igshid=1ichhouzq653u

Jet got kind big while I was away. Everybody looks ruddy and romantic. Miss these pals. #tennesseewalker #swva #wintercoat @ Dugspur, Virginia https://www.instagram.com/p/CL2kNtjnmfk/?igshid=lr018mhceceq

Just posted a photo @ Patrick County, Virginia https://www.instagram.com/p/CLu_9V-HzNX/?igshid=flo41gjr7fvu

Joe Manchin’s daughter was the one who raised the price of a life saving epi pen 400%. She is a ceo of Mylan pharmaceuticals. In 2015 she made 19 million but Manchin thinks 15 per hr is too much for you.

Yes, I am relaxing on my new sofa in the back of a tiny Uhaul trailer. Don’t judge me. @ Patrick County, Virginia https://www.instagram.com/p/CLsCeK3noMp/?igshid=a4ftsxlqg3mb

It’s so far from over, but I honestly can’t stand to read about another heartbreaking COVID death. Essential workers, esp, who were exposed by virtue of earning a living and serving. Ughhhhhhhhhh

Well, I might have come home to a cold house, stashes of mouse rice in weird places, and a very expensive kitchen faucet temporarily clogged with rust from either my pump or my water heater, but I’m home, and it feels great.

Nobody else needed any clamps, right? #homedepotlumber @ Lanham, Maryland https://www.instagram.com/p/CLh_BCpHUrA/?igshid=1dgp6hn2gwf61

A sitting us senator is on vacation in a country he regularly insults while his own constituents are being evacuated from hospitals bc if a lack of running water bc of policies he champions

I’m sorry, but if you’ve never dropped your kids off in Cancun for a play date during a pandemic and a humanitarian crisis in your home state that’s probably because you’re just a liberal Hollywood elitist with no values.

36 hours with no heat or electricity and we’re back. For now. Boiling water, evacuating care homes, mile-long lines at grocery stores, no gas.

Frozen windmills is a simple visual + explanation, but it’s BS. Follow the money. All the way to privatization + deregulation.

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CLc3VBCHbaY/?igshid=13s3i8annylxu

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CLWuNMenZk5/?igshid=10zrxjka3jm8i

Just posted a photo @ Lanham, Maryland https://www.instagram.com/p/CLVeMDGHVeA/?igshid=zyyyk9jajsgx