Edwina Sandys

About Artist: Edwina Sandys (born 22 December 1938) is a British sculptor. She is the second child of Edwin Duncan Sandys, Baron Duncan-Sandys and Diana Churchill, and a granddaughter of the statesman Sir Winston Churchill. One of her works, titled "Breakthrough," is located at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, US. This work features eight sections of the Berlin Wall. Westminster College was the site of Sir Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946 and is now the site of the Winston Churchill Memorial Museum, housed in the basement of a reconstructed London church designed and built by Christopher Wren. 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.In an interview with "New York Social Diary" Edwina discusses one of her more well known works, "Christa." Edwina describes her reasoning behind the sculpture, explaining that though not a religious person necessarily, 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. Her published works include the book "Edwina Sandys Art," and an illustrated quiz book entitled "Social Intercourse." She has been married twice. Her first husband, Piers Dixon, formerly represented Truro as the Conservative MP. She and Dixon had two sons: Mark and Hugo.

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