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Sukkah

2018
Detroit Sukkah competition submission

Collaborators: Travis Pennok, Adam Franzel, Rachel Kowalczyk

Taught to appreciate the broad application of noble materials such as wood, steel, and plaster we failed to appreciate the legitimate dominance of the cut of our own cloth. Cotton is a soft crop. Historically a cash crop our proposal sought to address the definition of the harvest, as a celebration of time from time to time in terms of its oppressive reality.

Cotton pillows bind wooden reeds creating compressive strength through aggregation. The cotton, choked of its own breath expresses this inner turmoil as an iridescent film, its intensity an indication of the oppressive constriction placed upon each successive fiber.