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Our mothers made us. Our mothers shaped us. I talk with my mother Helaine Blumenfeld about her passion for life and creativity. By the age of 22, Helaine had received her PhD in politics from Columbia. Then, everything changed when she discovered the language of sculpture. Early in her career she decided to divide her time between being a mom when at home and being a sculptor when in Pietrasanta, Italy (where she still works). In 2011, Helaine received the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth. We talk about spirituality, art, nature and her childhood in Queens.