The work of Antonius Roberts, The Bahamas most noted Artist and Sculptor, is motivated by a personal philosophy that can be briefly described as Conservation, Transformation and Preservation. These words are well illustrated by his Sacred Space concept in The Bahamas. It is also a concept that he would like to pursue internationally with installations inspired by and suited to particular locations.
Antonius is inspired by each piece of wood or marble that comes to his hands. As he says I wait for the material to tell me what to do’. The energy and the beauty of the material or the place then allows him to transform them in such a way that they create their own synergy inviting viewers to interact with them as opposed to simply reacting to what they see. His desire is to have the experience become meaningful at every level, intellectually, aesthetically, emotionally and spiritually.
Sacred is a word he uses a lot and it is a word intended to reflect his spiritual inspiration, his own creative freedom of expression and his desire to inspire others to preserve those things that should be left intact to bear witness to their cultural heritage.