Mariza Marinopoulou, Patras, Greece

Artist Statement

A beehive is an enclosed structure man-made in which bees live and raise their young. As bees use the cells to store food and to house the brood so on Jews can use the “Broken Beehive” sukkah to store the celebration of Sukkot.

The “Broken Beehive” sukkah has an octagon front shape and it is created from wood and bamboo. It is consist of eight panels which the one of them has holes like a honeycomb. When this panel is being hit by the sun’s rays, its placement is so as to create shades proportional to the holes and inside of the sukkah.

In the sukkah there are two parallel benches serving as seats or beds for all the week-long celebration.