V.skip Willits


"Snippets of text, parts of journals, songlines. I like to write on the surface of my sculptures, repetitively. A Palimpsest if you will."

Palimpsest is writing material (parchment or tablet, in this case, a sculpture) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased.

About the Artist

"The artwork that I create is an integral part of who I am.

The welding technique I use to create most of my work is a skill I began learning at age ten from my father who worked in a welding shop. He taught me everything, from the characteristics of materials such as steel, cast iron, and aluminum to the various welding techniques: arc, TIG, MIG, torch, etc. In 1983, I produced and installed my first major public sculpture. Since that time I’ve continued to make things both large and small. Yearly, I participate in numerous outdoor public sculpture shows and produce commissioned work across the United States, Canada, and Europe. I live and work, happily, on the banks of the Mississippi River."

Art Location

Palimpsest is located on 3rd Street and Humbolt, in downtown Manhattan.