Jane Alexander was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1959. She received her MA in Fine Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1986. Alexander lives and works in Cape Town, where she is a Senior Lecturer in sculpture, photography and drawing at the University of Cape Town.
life-size trio of human-animal hybrid figures, with powdery skin, black
eyes, broken horns, and no mouths, sits on a bench in a state of oppressive
silence. As representations of the brutal, dehumanizing forces of the
apartheid era (1948-91) in South Africa, the figures have been stripped
of their identities; they more closely resemble monsters than human