Processional Art

Bring masks, costumes, parade puppets and people together and you have a procession. I enjoy participating in several existing annual processions in the Portland area, facilitating processional arts workshops, and collaborating in the creation of new events.

Samhain River Procession lanterns

Forthcoming event: October 30th, 2021, Portland, Oregon

Parade lanterns made from coffee filter paper and willow branches.

Learn more about this event and how to participate HERE.

Photo by Mark Graves/The Oregonian, 2020

Annual Portland Krampuslauf Procession

December 2013-2015, 2017-2020, Portland, Oregon

I enjoy participating in our local Krampuslauf, held each December along SE Hawthorne Blvd. These are photos of some of my son's and my costumes over the years.

Photo by Mark Graves/The Oregonian, 2020

Photo by Mark Graves/The Oregonian, 2020

Photo from the Krampus Lauf PDX facebook page, 2019

Photo from the Krampus Lauf PDX facebook page, 2019

Photo from the Krampus Lauf PDX facebook page, 2018

Photo from the Krampus Lauf PDX facebook page, 2018

Photo from the Krampus Lauf PDX facebook page, 2017

Photo from the Krampus Lauf PDX facebook page, 2015

Giant bear parade puppet for "A Winter Feast of Story & Song"

December 20, 2019, Portland, Oregon

8' puppet performed by three puppeteers. Paper mache (recycled newspaper and grocery bags, cellulose fiber) and burlap over armature made from recycled cardboard. Painted with charcoal pigment using a methylcellulose binder.

You can see a few behind-the-scenes photos of the making of this puppet HERE.

2016

Echoes in Time Mask Night

June 2015, Champoeg, Oregon
June 2016
-2019 Monmouth, Oregon

Mask Night is held on the final night of the annual Echoes in Time ancestral skills gathering, and both the opening procession and evening celebration feature many masks, costumes and puppets created by my Echoes in Time workshop participants.

2019

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2018

2016

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2016