Susan Else
Morning Ritual

Susan Else (American, b. 1953)
Morning Ritual 2007
collaged and quilted fabric, electric light
20.25 x 25.75 x 13.25″
Photo: David H. Ramsey. 2007.124.7

This large soft sculpture by Susan Else Morning Ritual is a quilted construction of hand-dyed cloth in the form of a teapot. The lid comes off to reveal an interior scene familiar to many: a person sitting at their computer drinking coffee. There is a real electric light above the desk. The entire interior is finely quilted in a free motion pattern.