The works on this page are small garden structures which afford an opportunity to make habitable sculpture.
A sukkah is a ritual shelter which Jews build, occupy, and then dismantle for the week of Sukkot, their autumn harvest festival. The basis for this practice is found in Leviticus 23:42 "Ye shall dwell in booths seven days."
There are specific guidelines for a sukkah: it must have at least three walls, the roof must be made from organic material that has been recently cut from the ground, and the roof must be open enough to see the stars but not the moon.
To the above criteria we added the requirement that these temporary structures be built from reused, salvaged, or natural materials. Its imagery is that of the pastoral shack or the desert nomad's tent.