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

My editor is leaving publishing, and I think my heart broke a little at the news.

Don’t even try to talk to me when this comes on JERRY REED RADIO on Spotify. 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯 https://www.instagram.com/p/CYxiJMDLMs0/?utm_medium=twitter

via @NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/14/us/virginia-lincoln-douglas-debates-bill.html?referringSource=articleShare

Will anyone ever love me as much as this squirrel? Will I ever walk again? Somebody’s got the post-holiday blues… https://www.instagram.com/p/CYpLsfsvhDv/?utm_medium=twitter

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CYos27_LKug/?utm_medium=twitter

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CYgyAzYLyD3/?utm_medium=twitter

Long gone, but the beautiful walks of this snowfall will live on in memory for some time. https://www.instagram.com/whitneybrownstone/p/CYdCITpsPIt/?utm_medium=twitter

If you are a person who prays, please pray for my friend Sam. It’s not my place to share too many details, so please don’t ask me, but he’s been in an accident and can use all our good energy. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYZN6NeLT31/?utm_medium=twitter

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CYXngAFLZOI/?utm_medium=twitter

Peaceful scene, but adrenaline pounding in my ears as I’d only just stopped the dog from disappearing forever into the snowy woods to become one with her four best deer friends. 😵‍💫 https://www.instagram.com/p/CYW1iYFrB-h/?utm_medium=twitter

Lovely light late this afternoon. Snow still soft and powdery. Could I ever tire of the woods? https://www.instagram.com/p/CYUuI3cvV49/?utm_medium=twitter

So sick of all of the pro athlete vaccine skeptics. They should be the *most* ashamed of themselves. 🙄

Day’s close. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYSjM5-LyWA/?utm_medium=twitter

I… can’t seem to stop with the snow pics.

I do realize it will be less charming tomorrow when I am probably falling down in an icier version of today, but I will hold on to the magic as long as I can. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYSGjf2Prjh/?utm_medium=twitter

Wonderland has arrived. (And blown alllll over the porch.) https://www.instagram.com/p/CYRUYfGrrst/?utm_medium=twitter

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CYP4XyRrUAo/?utm_medium=twitter

An inch of rain in the night. Snow to come? I hope. Too long since my last winter wonderland. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYOw5ecrU9x/?utm_medium=twitter

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CYNp7m1Mdc5/?utm_medium=twitter

I can’t make this stuff up. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYNo7sqs2la/?utm_medium=twitter

A fine start to the last day of a weird, hard, good, too-fast year, most of which was spent entirely too far from here. Glad to be home. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYJtc5LLTY0/?utm_medium=twitter