Rapture Rising

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Medium: Bronze Sculpture
Size: 20.5 x 15 x 15 cm
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Rapture Rising

A marvel of delicacy and grace, “Rapture Rising” is a bold statement about the happiness that grows in the pursuit of freedom. Several golden nude figures stacked on top of one another tower towards the sky, balancing in rhythmic gestures of a sensual dance. Internationally acclaimed artist, Anton Smit sculpts this bronze work with a beautiful sensitivity, creating a figurative piece resembling a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly, completely liberated and utterly beautiful. 

Anton Smit beautifully explains the concept of this piece in a poem, where he writes: 

“The liberating ring

where name and image meet

in widening ripples

uncurling calamity

of the air in the

persistence of weightlessness.”

– Anton Smit

Having been at the forefront of African sculpture for decades, Anton Smit is a prolific artist, whose works are an embodiment of the African spirit. Being an expressionist, Smit carries a transcendental understanding of human emotion, and how to powerfully conceptualize it through the human figure, which he believes, “emulates and assimilates nature, producing poetry in word and form.”

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