Kathy Temin | My monument: White forest
Kathy Temin, Australia b.1968 | My Monument: White Forest (detail) 2008 | 60 trees made of synthetic fur | Purchased 2009. The Queensland Government's Gallery of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © The artist
28 September 2013 – 16 February 2014 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free Admission
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Cartoon-like trees made out of fluffy fabric, like the endangered Truffula forest in Dr Seuss’s The Lorax, sit white against a sky blue background in Kathy Temin’s My monument: White forest 2008. The beauty and flourish of decoration opens up a fantasy realm of excess, yet Temin’s soft materials are earthly and physical, her structures movingly wonky and fragile. The work conjures a place that is simultaneously present and absent, real and imagined.