The front follower

Georgina Maxim
The front follower, 2021
Mixed media textile
Work: 93 x 63 cm

Georgina Maxim's work functions as meditation, self-healing and self-recognition for the artist. Her practice reveals hours spent alone working through the monotony of the same thread, finding variation only in the next colour. Her threaded works are embodied with memory and gesture towards aspects of the artist’s personal experiences. In front follower, Maxim recalls a childhood memory through song, belief and belonging. The work captures the energy of song and dance that Maxim remembers fondly, simply stating; “So much energy, so much joy, so much laughter. May I recreate all these memories in this new body of work because indeed “if you want joy, you must work for it”.