Antone, you brought 18 days of great expectations. Every day we watched and waited for your creation to be born
and it was to be such a beautiful birth, your Venus was and is magnificent. Congratulations from a friend, who
will hear no more those wonderful sounds of labour emanating from Tintookie Park. But your labour of love will
remain forever both in the park and in our hearts. "Parting is such sweet sorrow."
Kindest regards, Peter Cassimatis, T/A Chicken Inn, 14 Jacana St, Bribie Island (near the park)
Antone's excellent piece causes me to reflect on the lives of the last inhabitants of Emu Vale and
their special relationship with the Emu Creek and its beautiful valley and rolling flood plain.
These people were of the Keinjan Tribe and lived, hunted and camped in the valley and alongside the
clear waters of the creek. Antone has captured an expression in stone, which perfectly reflects the
serpentine nature creek, the primeval creatures that still inhabit its depths, and I think, the might
and majesty of the surrounding mountains.
Hi Antone. What a magnificent piece of art!! I came home and saw it from the driveway and then
as I came around I could see it from each angle! The kids and I were all very excited and they
ran over to it, knowing that it was a piece of them too! Once again thank you from our hearts to
Deirdrie and family
Antone, may I say yet again, how wonderful your sculptures look in our garden.
From our main sitting room, we have a glorious view, through the "Heavenly Gate",
to our first "Bruinsma" sculpture.
Sue and Wolfgang, owners of several of Antone's sculptures.
Dear Antone, Thank you seems not enough to express the wonder and joy gained from the presence
here of “The Nightwatcher”. In awe, I see her interact with Sun and Moon, wind and rain. She
absorbs their energies. The play of light and shadows and raindrops reveal so many transformations.
So amazing. It is as if she is responding and pulsating to the rhythm of life. Her hollowed wing,
sometimes wing, sometimes petal, at other moments becomes a portal, even a second bird. Continually
changing, observing, calling our senses to attention. As she is caressed by wind and rain, embraced
by the Sun, my hope is that she feels at one here. Such a depth of awe and emotion—this not only for
the created but her creator. You have an amazing gift and we are so blessed to have you share it with
us. Your stone sings and whispers an ever present reminder of Mother Earth, her many aspects and
especially of her magnificence.
Christina and Brian, owners of "The Nightwatcher".