Rite of Passage I
Anton likes to imbue his work with an illusion of movement or gesture, bodies curling up or limbs reaching out to the onlooker, a call to movement. Some observers have noted that this is why so many of his pieces, even the most abstract ones, manage to communicate powerfully and emotionally. His sculptures and art is possessed of a raw, earthy power that feels innately African.
The golden weightless joy expands like the yearning of music.
Flowing weightlessness becomes a fire and dissolves into eternity.
Though lovers be lost love shall not.
– Anton Smit