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!