Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pushing Lines Over Time. Words to Live By.

I started to draw small personal maps in my sketchbook in January 2009
Edge, 2009, Christine Mauersberger

Redland 11, 2009, Christine Mauersberger

Redland, 2009 Christine Mauersberger
You might remember seeing these as stitched pieces here
 or if you scroll down in this post here.
Remember this work?
Redland, 2009, stitched onto vintage linen Christine Mauersberger

Detail, Redland, Christine Mauersberger

And then I made an installation piece earlier this year see here.

I keep pushing this idea forward, I made this piece last month. 

Push, 2012, transparency film, tulle, 6 feet x 4 feet, 2 layers, Christine Mauersberger

Detail, Push, 2012, C. Mauersberger
My mom used to say, what have you done lately? What are you doing now? 
If you think of something do it! 
I think I got pushed into this, don't you?
One month ago today she left, 
this piece, PUSH, 
is what I made after she did.


  1. PUSH is an exquisite piece. And seems a fitting tribute. I like your mom's view of "if you think of something, do it". Words to live by, huh?

    1. Thank you Jennifer. Yes, she repeated that phrase often, and I think that's how she lived as long as she did. Words to live by...

  2. "Mom" isn't always right but your Mom was relating to "think it-do it"! Great to see how your work is developing.

    1. True about mom. I will continue to explore the simple mark. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

  3. I love this piece. It seems to combine all the elements of how you see, work and feel......"thanks Mom"......I say that from time to time times of deep reflection and appreciation for all that she gave me....

  4. so tender after only a month, and yet so strong the push piece. her voice will be with you for always.

  5. powerful, touching and raw.
    wishing you comfort.

  6. Cindy nailed it.

    And I think PUSH is proof that they never really 'leave.'
    The marks that they leave on us are like DNA; maybe they mutate or transform but the germ of it stays there always and (I think and hope) we pass it on.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I love-love-love what you do with marks. You and Ms. India (oh, and Robyn!!!) are my three favortist eye-candies. :-)



  7. we met soon after you had begun making these wonderful maps - it's been a joy watching them grow, even though some of the "fertilizer" has been rough work for you.

    looking forward to seeing you again very soon !


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