CM: Athena Politopoulou-Kargsten's pair of sculpted portraits entitled Homer and Archilochos were based on fellow students of hers at the School of Fine Arts in Stockholm. They are studies which materialized with quick gestures in little time. The titles were given to them subsequently, when an emotional relationship was inferred between the sculptress' friends and these pre-Socratic poets. In this case mattered not an external likeness, but the feeling of an internal relationship. Politopoulou-Kargsten was interested in a freedom of expression, for these studies to retain the freshness of the sketch. She believes that "the less and quicker one labours over an artwork, the more its freshness is preserved". The original portraits were executed in terracotta, and then were transferred first in plaster and then in bronze.