Solar Loggerheads , commissioned by MONA for Cameron Robbins’ 2016 solo exhibition Field Lines , is an elaborate art-making machine that wrangles the opposing forces of creation and destruction through a continual act of drawing and erasing.
Harnessing solar energy for the pen, and mains electrical power for the erasing, the instrument is locked in eternal conflict. Solar Loggerheads exemplifies Robbins’ role as facilitator of the creative forces of nature.
Image: Cameron ROBBINS, Solar Loggerheads 2016, Mixed medium 480 x 120cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Donated by the artist and [Mars] Gallery, Melbourne, through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program. Photo credit: Rémi Chauvin. Courtesy Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart.