Text by Caroline Seebohm; Foreword by Anthony Haden-Guest; Introduction by Sir Roland Penrose.
Edwina Sandys has an immense reputation as artist and feminist and has been working for more than forty years in the arenas of sculpture, painting, collage, drawing and printing. Sandys' art is at once, playful, witty, and profound. It is also deeply poetic and constantly challenges convention. The artistic appeal of Edwina Sandys lies in her diverse subject matter.
Hands are a reoccurring motif in her work, as is a constant return to the diametrical opposites of substance and void. In "Adam and Eve" hands are cut out to cover "shameful" body parts, yet the hands don't really exist; they are void spaces on silhouettes. Her clearly recognizable style uses positive and negative images to powerful effect.
Sandys is also the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill. The book is rounded out with wonderful photographs of her life that illustrate her famous ancestry. Edwina Sandys' ART is the first and only collection of her visionary and artistic endeavors spanning over four decades.