Kathy Temin
White problem #2  1992


Some modern artists like to work with white instead of other colours. These nine objects look like paintings that have mysteriously become furry and lumpy. They are a bit funny, but they are also serious. Kathy Temin’s father lived through the Second World War by sewing soldiers' uniforms back together, so one of the things she is telling us in this art work is that her father was brave and clever.

What is the ‘problem’ mentioned in the title? Perhaps it is that the art work looks more like a toy we’d like to cuddle than a painting! If you were cold, I bet you’d like to snuggle up with one of these furry panels!

Kathy Temin
White problem #2 (detail) 1992
Purchased 1995. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery