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As Mark Segal writes:


An important early series was "Flippin the Script," which she worked on from 1994 to 1997. Among the many images is "The Pieta," in which Ms. Cox stands in for the Virgin Mary, holding a naked Black man whose pose echoes that of the fallen Christ. She spent her junior year of college in Florence studying art history.

"Obviously, all you're seeing in Renaissance art are Caucasian people, except for the occasional Black Moor. So I took iconic images and made the characters black and brown people." Flipping the script occurs in other works throughout her career, including "The Signing" from 2020, a 12-foot-long photograph that interprets Howard Chandler Christy's historical painting, "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States.”

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