This bronze statue by Sofie Hupkens shows the Workum monk Uffing, who lived from the year 945 to 1025. As a young man Uffing was fascinated by the stories of the monks in the nearby St Odulphus Monastery. He then became a monk himself and learned to read and write. Thanks to Uffing the village of Workum can be traced back in writing to the 10th century.
Sofie Hupkens (1952) was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and lives in the province of Friesland, The Netherlands. The statue of Uffing stands on the market square in Workum.