This whirligig is simple in construction, comprising a brightly painted elemental figure with a propeller at the front. Its interest is derived primarily from the unusual imagery of a witch riding a broomstick, as witches are infrequent subjects of American folk art. The witch appears to fly around when the propeller is turned by the wind.
Image: "Witch On A Broomstick Whirligig" Artist unidentified, New England, United States, late nineteenth century, paint on wood with twigs and metal, 12 1/4 × 12 1/4 × 5 1/4", collection American Folk Art Museum, gift of Leo and Dorothea Rabkin: 1987.13.1.
FIRST DAY of LOBSTER SEASON This was early this morning in south west NOVA SCOTIA e.g.. . .DIGBY NECK. Thank you cousin Gary Wilson for this beautiful shot taken as the boats left the wharf in the cove!Cold and wet time of year to be heading out for the first day claiming your spot loaded with traps. Bravo to you all!I hope its a great season and a decent price is in store for your efforts!
ARTIST- painter turned rug hooker using wool as my medium. Studied Fine Arts atBoston Museum school.Teachers diploma @ Montreal Museum school.
4th generation Nova Scotia rug hooker.Certified NS rug hooking teacher.MArried to artist François Dallegret.www.arteria.ca Mother of twins Elissa and Justin . . .grandmother of Raphaël (5 1/2)and Justine(4) Live between Montreal-Paris-and Nova Scotia . . . . . . .Love Cooking !. . . .Colour, Dyeing and Hooking rugs!