Edwina Sandys

Edwina Sandys works include sculpture, paintings, collage and works on paper.  Born and raised in London and lives in New York.   She created three monumental sculptures, which are now installed at UN centers in New York, Geneva and Vienna. A decade later, she used dismantled sections of the Berlin Wall to create Breakthrough, now permanently sited at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill gave his historic “Iron Curtain” speech. Major works also include  The States of Woman, and The Marriage Bed, housed in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  Most notable of her bronzes is Christa, a female Christ figure on the cross, created in 1975. After being on display in numerous churches, Christa was installed at Easter 1984 in New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The media coverage created a worldwide furor and she experienced the double-edged sword of public debate, as both praise and outrage flooded in. Today her works are mainly large-scale metal sculptures which include her iconic Eve’s Apple and her “Sunflower Woman”, commissioned by Henry Buhl for his celebrated Sunflower Collection. Her work is featured in the PBS biographical documentary One Bite of the Apple.