Carved and Painted Sailor Boy Whirligig with Ed Brackett

This project is an interpretation of the Happy Jack whirligig
created by Charles F. Ray (b. 1826) which is in the collection of the
Nantucket Historical Society. It has a carved body, legs and arms with a
flat face with painted features. The majority of the paint on the original
whirligig has been worn away, but this version will look like the day it
was created.

Maximum class size: 8

Ed Brackett has been carving steadily since 2010 and is a member of the New England Woodcarvers. He makes a variety of things, but his real passion is American Folk Art, especially wildfowl decoys. He likes being a part of the woodcarving community and is always willing to share his knowledge with hopes that people will gain his enthusiasm for folk art related woodcarving.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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