It is a towering work by Sandys, which is no surprise, given her CV. She has permanent exhibits at the Tate and Brooklyn Museums and has fronted several solo shows at major exhibition spaces such as the Washington Gallery (DC), Galleria del’Obelisco, Rome and the New York Academy of Sciences. Her works can be found in locales as diverse as Windsor Ontario’s Odette Sculpture Garden, the Roosevelt Library and the United Nations building, both in New York City.
Sandys obviously put a lot of thought into Pillars of Justice and kept in mind that the Gardens are not merely meant to be a place to visit and meditate on the rights afforded to Canadian citizens, but is also a place to educate people on those rights. And Sandys has found a very clever way of doing it.