primitivo arquitectura, Chicago, IL

Artist Statement

A Sukkah originally derived from the harvesting of grapes, grain and olives used as s’chach for the roof. These building materials elicited a strong sense of place derived from local agriculture and a specific geographical region. Farm to sukkah derived form farm to table promotes the use of organic material from local urban farming. Detroit is the perfect place to explore this subject as it is home to more than 1,500 urban farms that constitute a social movement that seeks to close the gap on food insecurity. Farm to sukkah is a symbol of Jewish Sukkot that also acknowledges its social context and celebrates it.