"Balance" was first installed on campus as part of the WMU Sculpture Tour. President Haenicke acquired the piece for the University in 1998. It is located on the north side of the Friedman chiller plant building, in the Waldo Library / clocktower plaza.
Artist's Statement: "The theme of my work focuses on the individual and the balance between thought, action and existence - a basic human experience. Each figure exhibits a specific relationship to its environment, and the viewer's own reflection and participation endows the figure with purpose and meaning. The beginning and end of each balancing act is unseen, and discontinuous events are fused by spatial structure into a single new reality."
Hubertus von der Goltz, born in Germany and educated in Germany and Italy, is a sculptor of international repute. He is represented in the United States by the Fassbender Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.