Brett Sylvia at work on his whale. Photo/Brett Sylvia

Brett Sylvia at work on his whale. Photo/Brett Sylvia

SouthcoastToday: Brett Sylvia opens the heavy freight elevator door that leads to the block-long third floor of an old Cliftex mill building in the South End [of New Bedford, MA].

Whale Skeleton in Brett Sylvia's studio in New Bedford, MA

Whale Skeleton in Brett Sylvia’s studio in New Bedford, MA

In a corner of that vast space there’s a door leading to a large studio he shares with a rock band and a clothing designer, the one and only studio space in the vast building.

And there in that space is the whale, a life-size skeleton of a whale that Sylvia hopes will be paraded in the streets of New Bedford during the visit of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan.

Read more about Brett Sylvia’s quest to build a white whale skeleton float out of foam.

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