The work in "Morning Room" comes together around themes of domesticity, grief, death and time's passing. An installation consists of two chairs placed equidistantly from a central crocheted rainbow wool rectangle that hangs, curtain-like, from a turquoise valence. Attached in the center of the curtain is a black cloud-shaped handstitched pillow, patched from scraps of the artist's black castaway garments. In front of the composed arrangement, three painted plaster stanchions stand holding a red and pink scalloped rope between them.
"I was compelled to evoke the stanchions of the museum, like one might see in the Isabella Stuart Gardner, for viewing. Like a wonky guide rail, that would keep the viewer in a cold and reflective space, except that the provisional nature of these handmade and off-kilter guide rails is their own undoing. It is my own processing about the desire to find calm/safe/mediated distance and the actual reality of the messy connectedness of the world as it it experienced.” Elizabeth Thach