Sophrosyne

Ekkehard Altenburger’s work is often concerned with the relationship between the form of a sculpture and its surface texture. Sophrosyne was commissioned to commemorate Lady Patricia Gibberd, founding member of Harlow Art Trust. The title refers to an ancient Greek philosophical concept of balance between the rational mind and the passions. It is one of a pair of sculptures on the theme. The second is in Guatemala City, Central America.