Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mind Map in a Museum Exhibit

Focus Fiber 2011-12

Mind Map 
(and detail)
40" x 41"
Hand-stitched Silk/Wool embroidery thread on Linen
© Christine Mauersberger

I've been waiting to share this artwork with you. I wanted to post a pic earlier this year, now I can!
I made this piece in during a time earlier this year as I worked through making a decision about my future. I was offered a once-in-a-lifetime position as a curator to a major art collection.  
How does one say no to a rewarding and gratifying career?

It wasn't easy, but I said no.

The only way I could handle the decision-making process was to dive into my artwork. 
Hand-stitching pointed the way. It comforted me. 

The small marks by my needle and thread became the conduit for release of my thoughts as I meditated over my decision. 

I am humbled and pleased to announce that the artwork is included in Focus Fiber: 2011-12 a juried exhibit of contemporary fiber art at the Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio. I posted a blog about the entry to the show earlier this year

The Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art  co-sponsored this show.

The Opening Reception is this Thursday, Dec. 8,  from 6 - 8 pm.

If you live within driving distance, come join us for the opening. 
Or plan a visit to the museum from now through the first week of March, 2012. 

I'll post more pictures later this week of other artists' works in this show.
There are some grand artists in the exhibition, I cannot wait to see it all in person.
Congratulations to all the artists who were selected!


  1. SPLENDID. Many congrats on the exhibition, but even more for letting "no" take you where you needed to go!

  2. respect. and rightly so. the work is powerful.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful piece of work. Can you even top it???

  4. I am overwhelmed with your comments. Thank you.
    @Anonymous...I'm blushing.

  5. work that came from deep. congratulations. 'worth' it, yes.

  6. Thank you Velma. Yes, it was worth it.

  7. This piece is Drop Dead Gorgeous. :-)

  8. Oh Morna, what a nice group of words for me! Thank you.

  9. Nice work Christine,
    good to meet you.

  10. This is stunning work.
    Multi congratulations on the accomplishment of it, on your tough decision, and on being selected for this exhibition.

  11. Gail, Claire,a and Judy, you're words are like bouquets of flowers to me. Thank you for your thoughts.

  12. I am going to have to see your piece in person. I live 25 minutes from Canton so I see a road trip in my near future!

    1. Oh my! sounds like a nice trip. They do have a charge to enter the museum (unless you are a member). There are some nice pieces of work in that show. Enjoy!


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