Madaket Treasures - Tom Mielko

Madaket Treasures

Pencil on Paper

“This is an image of one of Nantucket’s most interesting townspeople. Walter Brown or “Brownie,” was known for the Nantucket Baskets he weaved, and for collecting antique bottles and jars. He was often seen hunting for treasures in the “Madaket Mall”, the local name ascribed to the town dump. Here he is with some of his findings. I wanted to explore the light falling on Brownie and his bottles, as contrasted to the shadows of the walls and furniture” – Tom Mielko