Sculptor and university teacher, ex-dean of Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno (University of Technology). Graduated from SUPŠ and AVU in Prague, in 1987 co-established the famous informal art group Tvrdohlaví. Since 1998, Michal has been working as senior lecturer at Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno and teaches at UMPRUM in Prague. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký award. In 2009, Michal was appointed a professor.
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The sculptures were created as thirteeen separate sculptures carved into thirteen oak trunks. Every oak was at least 150 years old and it was always a fallen tree. None of them was cut down for the sculpture. To make sure that the sculptures can stay outside permanently, I cast them into bronze. Later, I cast 13 new sculptures from the forms taken from the thirteen wooden ones
and made 13 new ones. I covered the surface with a wallnut shell structure. The actual shells are embedded in the surface by a black polyester resin. I also cast these laminate castings into bronze. After installation in Brno and two years in the sculpture park in Germany, they are located at Prague Bastion.