Anthony O’Connor is a Sydney based maker/designer of objects and jewellery, with a bachelor degree in Applied Arts following a four year period of study at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. Anthony grew up by the seaside at Bronte Beach, near Australia's iconic Bondi Beach. This environment is the soul inspiration for the majority of his work.
“The mighty Ocean, with her push and pull of the tides, road maps the journey of the memory through time and place.”
Anthony left school early in search of art, music, nature and travel, and returned to studies as a mature age student. Totally focused now, he is ready to share with you his interpretation of a beautiful life. Each piece of artwork is carved back with the utmost attention to detail, and reflects his connection with the ocean.
In his younger years Anthony would often design miniature surfboards, hammered out from his Father’s lead fishing sinkers. In this process, he found his passion creating in the cold of winter, drawing inspiration from the warmer months spent by the seaside.
Anthony also produces mixed media pieces combining found objects and sculpted metals.
Commission works are readily available.
Organic forms, living forms, ‘look up there's life up there’, from this we take the time to step back and see the world from a different perspective.
Anthony’s more current work revolves around the elements of fluid, spherical, caged, openly contained, gated, hollow and hallowed form.
It is Anthony’s wish to share these unique creations with you, so that you may yourself be inspired and also give inspiration to all that you love.
Anthony also creates exhibition and bespoke pieces.
Keum-boo (also Kum-Boo or Kum-bu "attached gold") is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold silver to make silver-gilt. This was a commission piece for Angie $390
Artworks, copper reliefs scars project
Miniatures. Sculptures in silver and copper, 6” x 6”
For information about commission pieces please contact Anthony