Michael Sklenka, Detroit, MI
Sukkah Citron recognizes the etrog as the heart of the Sukkot ceremony by formalizing it through design. Composed of plywood tiers supported by cardboard tubes, the entire sukkah is constructed without modern fixtures. A golden textile shrouds the interior of the sukkah, providing shelter while casting a soft golden yellow light on the inside. The uppermost tier binds together willow branches that enclose the sukkah and create a cascading chandelier for the inhabitants. The concentric rings of the structure give a sense of the eternal - the swirling enigma that has no beginning, no end, and from which everything sprung and will return.