For the past week, the locals have been constructing a large basket on the Spit under the guidance of artist/naturalist Mavis Muller. The basket is scheduled to be burned tomorrow evening during a potluck gathering.
People are invited to add prayer scripts, lists of things they would like to let go of, or tokens of remembrance before the lighting of the basket. There is also a labrynth being configured nearby, composed of small shrines that people put together from materials found in nature.
That's Mavis in the first photo. To learn more about Mavis and the Burning Basket Project - which began in Homer in 2004 - visit her website at Mavis Muller Art.