Crossing Over

In Crossing Over, the first work in the series, Dixie represents herself with upraised arms, a pose reminiscent of some ancient images of Venus but here mutated into the figure of Jocasta who wrings her hair in a medieval gesture of despair. This figure is not, however, only the mother but also the son, she bears the traces of pinions pierced through Oedipus's feet. Her mask, a reference to those worn in Greek plays of the Sophocles story, makes explicit her role as performer in this enactment of prohibited wants. (Brenda Schmahmann, 2004).

09 Apr 2019