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Tribes is the culmination of three years of work, inspired
by a need to rebuild families throughout the world.
Hendelmans vision was to heal our broken societies
through art, to reunite the universal family using chisel
and stone. Just as early man scratched his image onto the
stone walls, thereby ensuring his continuing existence,
she creates a new bond for us, a vision of man and woman
and child strengthened and renewed. Using the most unforgiving
of materials, Hendelman has succeeded in forging a universal
The highly praised protégé of renowned sculptor
Chaim Gross who once called her gift unique,
native New Yorker and artist Wendy Hendelman grew up surrounded
by art. Studying under the great teachers José de
Creeft and Andrea Grassi, and having held residence at Italys
famed Pietrasanta, her work was most recently profiled by
Anthony Haden-Guest and has shown in galleries worldwide.
The Tribes collection is the cornerstone of a multifaceted philanthropic program to benefit children in underserved communities both domestically and across the globe. The program leverages the power of social media, editorial coverage, celebrity endorsements and local community outreach to celebrate family in its most inclusive sense.