salute to the sun sculpture

To purchase or commission a sculpture

Antone works with you to create an artwork for your space that will be functional, relational, and have public appeal. Antone's sculptures are durable, easy to maintain and will increase in value over time.

Purchasing artwork

Antone has sculptures available for immediate purchase. Browse the gallery to find your special piece. To save you time, Antone can provide you with an information pack and a CD or DVD containing images of his work, upon request. Transport and installation can be easily arranged by us for you. You can also make an appointment to view the sculptures in person.

Commission a sculpture

If you have more time, you can commission a sculpture designed with your place in mind. With a commission, Antone likes to visit the site to assess its qualities and requirements and have a meeting with you to discuss your needs. A commission may take anywhere between 4 weeks and 8 months to complete, as a general rule, depending on the size, number of pieces required and complexity of the sculptures.

During any commission, Antone recommends that you view the progress of the artwork. If you are unable to visit the studios personally (or the location where the sculpture is being created), Antone is able to provide you with images as the work unfolds.

Artist fees for sculpture

Prices will vary considerably, depending on individual needs, the materials used, the complexity of the sculpture and the size. This is best discussed when you are considering artwork for yourself or your project.

After sales support and guarantee for sculptures

Antone is available to oversee the transport and installation of purchased sculptures. He ensures that the sculpture is installed safely and securely,
at a time suitable for you. He can also assist you to remove and transport existing sculptures, at a very reasonable cost to you.

Guarantee on Antone Bruinsma sculptures

Antone guarantees his sculptures from major structural faults for a period of 20 years, normal wear and tear excepted. He is fully insured with professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.

Maintenance of sculptures

Stone sculpture requires minimal care and maintenance. An outdoor stone sculpture, being a natural substance, may attract lichens and other colourings from the environment. This natural patina can be very attractive in the appropriate place and add to the character of the sculpture. In other situations, you may wish to maintain the sculpture in its original state and seal the stone.

Cleaning sculptures

Stone sculpture can be cleaned by washing down with bleach when required and rinsing well with water. You may need to use a stiff brush and be sure to wear protective clothing and follow the instructions on the bottle when using bleach. Stone sculptures can be sealed for more lasting protection from the elements and natural aging. Helidon freestone should be sealed if the sculpture will be sited in a strong frost climate. You can arrange this with Antone when purchasing the sculpture or later on if required.

If you do not wish to clean the sculpture yourself, please contact Antone as he may be able to provide this service for you at a very reasonable cost.

Accidental damage to sculptures

Should your sculpture sustain any accidental damage, we recommend that you contact Antone immediately for advice. He can provide this to you at no cost over the telephone. Repairs can usually be arranged promptly and are usually not expensive.

Examples of existing public art installations and sculptures

Antone's work can be seen at many places throughout Queensland, Australia and the world. If you wish to have a look at Antone Bruinsma sculptures that have been in place for many years, view his portfolio, contact Antone for details or, if in Australia, visit "The Elements" at the front of the Gold Coast Art Gallery, Bundall, Gold Coast, "The Rhythm of Love" at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha, or "The Way of the Sage" in the Macquarie University Sculpture Park, Sydney.