Edwina Sandys

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Edwina Sandys' Eve's Apple in Odette Sculpture Park in Windsor, Ontario

Edwina Sandys (born 22 December 1938) is a British artist and sculptor.

Notable works[edit]

Sandys' work titled "Breakthrough", at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, features eight sections of the Berlin Wall. The college was the site of her grandfather Sir Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946 and is now the site of the National Churchill Museum.

Sandys also worked with the Missouri University of Science and Technology, located in Rolla, Missouri, to use a new way to make deep cuts in granite to create the Millennium Arch sculpture which stands across the campus from their Stonehenge monument. The Arch is a single trilithon with a vague silhouette of a man and a woman on each of its supporting megaliths, several meters from the arch.[citation needed]

In an interview with New York Social Diary[1] Edwina discusses one of her more well known works, "Christa". Edwina describes her reasoning behind the sculpture, explaining that though she is not a religious person, she felt the need to represent women within what's often considered the most important image: Jesus on the cross. She states that the sculpture showed the suffering of women as well.

Publications[edit]

Her published works include the book Edwina Sandys Art, and an illustrated quiz book entitled Social Intercourse.

Personal life[edit]

She is the eldest daughter and second child of Baron Duncan-Sandys and Diana Churchill, and a granddaughter of the statesman Sir Winston Churchill.

She married Piers Dixon in 1960 and they were divorced in 1973. They have two sons:

  • Mark Pierson Dixon (1962)
  • Hugo Duncan Dixon (1963)

She remarried Richard D. Kaplan in 1985.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYSD House: Edwina Sandys". New York Social Diary. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 

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