The woman on this carved wooden relief is both ordinary and anonymous. The figures Balkenhol depicts in his work are everyday, non-heroic types. He is influenced by Egyptian art: in particular the way it is able to convey universality and tranquillity, qualities he seeks in his own work. The marks of the sculptor's tools are clearly visible on the surface of the relief, reinforcing the presence of the sculptor and the rawness of the piece. Fashioned with admirable skill and simplicity, his sculptures are pieces of wood masquerading as people.