Design star Vladimir Kagan reviews 40 years of Edwina Sandys’ Art.
Edwina thrives on thinking outside of the box. Her wicked sense of humor is evident in all of her work. Her drawings and painting are the musing of her creative mind. She is a free spirit – a feminist – a biblical scholar - a politician with a sardonic sense of humor and a consummate artist. She creates with an assured hand, delineating her ideas in strong single strokes with paintbrush, pen, or marble. Her sculpture is an extension of her works on paper and canvas and often they are intertwined. Her paintings and drawing are a kaleidoscope of vivid colors. By contrast, her sculptures, whether working in Carrara marble or metal - the dominant color is white. Her monumental silhouettes become the canvas for her fluent brush-strokes. Naked torsos, faces, fauna and flora are embellished with a minimalist touch of black and red. She exploits negative space skillfully. The void left by the cut-out often reappear as a solid figure as a part of the sculpture. There are works devoted to the interaction of Man and Woman. Hands are often a favorite subject and can appear as cut-outs, hair or holding the apple that Eve presented to Adam.
Art by Edwina Sandys is available from Glitterati Incorporated.