Before his committal at the age of twenty-four Horacek was a gardener. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he refused all communication. Sometimes he responded to a question but never “to the point”, turning his head away. From 1979 drawing became his only means of communication. His oval faces are divided horizontally and transversely. Each box seems to function as an autonomous cell that appears to have its own life, a drawing in itself, but also as a part of a whole.