Berkeley CA | 1990

Judah Magnes Museum temporary commission.

Sukkoh is temporary ritual shelter mimics those built at fields during harvest.  Roof must be open to view the heavens so one sees one is part of greater universe.  Altar is old suitcases filled with soil; floor covered with newspapers from all over world, many languages–refers to Jewish diaspora and that “earth” is home.  In midst of CA drought, one Sukkoh prayer is for abundant rain.