11 Oct Congratulations to Cameron Robbins who was awarded the Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission
Congratulations to Cameron Robbins who was awarded the Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission. Wind Anolog is a large scale kinetic sculpture powered by invisible natural energies. Responding to weather conditions, the work transcribes wind patterns by drawing in graphite directly onto a white marble slab over extended periods of time.
‘The sculpture is a collaboration between the artist, the natural world, and the built environment. Its triple axis takes design cues from sea birds, weather instruments, and sculpture – the marine environment informing its unpredictable movements.
Pure carbon in its most stable form (graphite) draws upon metamorphic limestone (marble) made at the bottom of ancient seas: elements in the story of the carbon cycle. Both carbon and limestone are created by sunlight from the processes of organic life. Sunlight propagates the winds of the Earth as they move from cool to warm, dark to light, making the drawing happen.’ – Cameron Robbins
Artwork Image: Cameron Robbins, Wind Anolog, 2020–21, marine grade 316 stainless steel, aluminium, brass, composite fibre, marble, graphite, Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia