Miniature New York City Halloween Parade Puppet

Design and Construction

For 2020, the New York City Village Halloween Parade went Digital. Since the Parade could not continue as usual in the midst of the Pandemic, it became a filmed event that featured the puppets of 30 commissioned artists from the history of the Halloween Parade. My Puppet is a subterranean monster - He's a bit of a hermit, traveling with his house on his back . . . a Haunted House, in fact! Complete with a Graveyard full of tombstones along his tail, he gives new meaning to the phrase "there goes the neighborhood". Perhaps he's a manifestation of feeling the weight of spending so much time at home through the Pandemic. It's a haunting experience, though quite necesarry and imporant.