When you see a tree which grows in poor conditions, in the winds, and others, then it is as twisted as a man who struggles with life, it is hard, it has grown so.
Say, linden: it is either as hard as birch or so soft that I can manage it with my fingernails, if it had grown in good conditions. People are the same – and there’s your bond.
ANTONI RZĄSA BIO
The reasons in Antek’s carving came directly from his life, from what surrounded him, his friends’ problems, the encounters with true human drama.
He always drew from nature and the problem itself, the problem of human suffering, man’s fate, the problem of physiognomy. There was a constant flow of new figures throughout his life; the friends we shared. Their life, the difficulties they faced, moved him intensely, deeply.