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.
She walks in beauty like the night
A heart whose life is innocent
Weep for those whose shrines are desolate
Whose sand a dream Oh!
In the lightening but thy grace appear
Lovely forms caressed me
The serpent by art.
– Anton Smit