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.


Whitney Brown @wbrownstone

Just posted a photo @ Patrick County, Virginia https://www.instagram.com/p/CT7MzqKLKE-/?utm_medium=twitter

I just made… an actual plan… with one of my dearest in Wales… for the first time in two years. And it’s real. And in person. My brain doesn’t quite understand it.

I was so tired earlier this week that I dictated a voicemail with punctuation.

Yes, my entire life lately HAS been heavy equipment and tomatoes, thank you very much. https://www.instagram.com/p/CT3GRXirP2o/?utm_medium=twitter


Very much looking forward to the next job not involving a respirator. @ Meadows of Dan https://www.instagram.com/p/CT3AMXwLypy/?utm_medium=twitter

The second best welcome home a girl could have. @ Meadows of Dan https://www.instagram.com/p/CT2d6JzLlDc/?utm_medium=twitter

Why is there a black market for vaccine cards when you can get A REAL VACCINE AND CARD FOR FREE?

Not the eye in the sky, but the eye on the ground. Thanks @mlvegiard for capturing my Sunday morning ride to fix the main stage banners *one more time*. @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTz1xbxrmkM/?utm_medium=twitter

Scenes from a festival now put to bed.

Ops folks, if you’ve got any machine action shots, please do send along. @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTzho8Erp6C/?utm_medium=twitter

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CTyW-N6rP40/?utm_medium=twitter

If you’re gonna have a festival, do it like this. And have a free vaccination station on site. @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTr1FearPhU/?utm_medium=twitter

I drove this thing for a week before I looked at the tire. #thebeefybaby @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTr08Inrcpe/?utm_medium=twitter

This is why we do it. @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTqakmYDoJn/?utm_medium=twitter

Pristine, just-off-the-shipping pallet @kencoattachments Jersey picker, courtesy of @sunbeltrentals . It was a good day to build a festival. #ncfolkfest @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CToSRJ9LCNl/?utm_medium=twitter

Gently now. (Unlike my treatment of the Jersey barriers I had to move to access the generator…) @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTlGO_5nGd1/?utm_medium=twitter

Just posted a photo @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTinghuntx6/?utm_medium=twitter

Just another day forking bike rack and portajohns, and prying up glued together platforms. We’re getting ready for y’all. #ncfolkfest @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTf8q9uH16G/?utm_medium=twitter

It’s a glamorous job, but somebody’s got to do it. Team Barrel Monkey moved a lot of stuff today. #ncfolk @ Greensboro, North Carolina https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdLXmSnl2S/?utm_medium=twitter