Antonín Kašpar completed his studies at the Secondary School of Applied Art in Turnov, branch – artist
blacksmith, later on at the Secondary School of Applied Art in Prague, branch – wood carver; in 1982,
he graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The author is represented
in many public as well as private collections all over the world (e.g. the U.S., Russia, Japan, Germany,
Finland, England, Denmark, the Netherlands) and in the Czech Republic. Antonín Kašpar regularly
organizes exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad.
This sculpture is the author's reminder of the thousand-year tradition of Christian culture in Europe and in our country.
The author uses his statue to remind us of what is so much needed today - the basic rules of interpersonal relations and decent behaviour of man towards man. All this is contained in the Ten Commandments.
The throne depicts the place that each of us has within us. A kind of imaginary pedestal on which we can place our ideas, desires, wishes, secret thoughts or even something we would like to say out loud or shout to the world, but we do not know how. Why a cross? The artist often uses this sign in his sculpture. As he says himself, in his conception it is not only a religious symbol, but he also understands it as a kind of basic point, which was created by intersecting two lines, as a representation of the expressions Ying and Yang, I - You, She - He, She - It, etc. This sculpture was created in 2016, and two years later the artist placed three relief inscriptions on it, three questioning sentences. This further pushed the possibilities of context and interpretation of the symbolism of this work. The sculptor leaves the understanding of these contexts to the perception and individuality of each of us.