Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The next map

Continuing the thread I started last week, I'm working on how to translate maps onto fabric.
I posted last week about a project I'm working on here

This is machine stitched work on black linen.

Using my sewing machine with the feed dogs dropped, 
I'm following the GPS trails from the map sent to me by my collaborator. 

Can any one guess what U.S. city this might be?

work on my design board
stitched area @36" wide x 22" high
© C. Mauersberger, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Work in process

I met a woman who studies the way cell phones, computers, and other technologies are helping us connect and become more human in new ways. 

I wrote to her and asked if she'd like to do a collaboration where I will stitch some of her movements through her physical space. 

Sorry can't give away every detail yet. 
But can share some pictures of work in process. 
 Cut paper map, approximate size is 36 x 40 inches
blue and black etching inks
Brayer inked up and ready to roll
 Pieces of fabric after running my cut map parts through the press

 Nine pieces of fabric stitched together
Four corners (detail)
Next step is to continue to make prints and meditate on the work to decide what whether to stitch, cut, overprint, mark, or none of the above.

I'll share more pic's as the process continues.