“sculptors strive to be magicians. to make the viewer believe and suspend belief simultaneously. hendel’s wooden objects do just that. he takes us on a journey taking us back to consider the history of his making, the history of cutting, bending and cajoling the hard wooden forms into sensual organic curves that defy the original life of the material. the final forms project both strength and fragility. one can’t escape the metaphors of inflicted pain, rebirth, evolution to beauty and transformation inherent in these works.” –  joseph seipel, interim dean, school of art and design - Full article