“Especially powerful: White Bread, one of Cox’s screen door creations showing a child in a Ku Klux Klan robe, a teddy bear in one hand. It tears at the heart as it reminds us, as Oscar Hammerstein II wrote in his song “Carefully Taught” - “You’ve got to be carefully taught to hate…” Cox read about an Arkansas KKK camp for children, which inspired the work.” “Exhibits pushed barriers in ’15” - Ellis Widner, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, January 3, 2016.

Images Of The American South Collection - A 27 year Retrospective
United States Library of Congress. - Copyright 2017 V.L. Cox

The Images of The American South series is a narrative body of work inspired by an incredible woman and mentor,
Queen Victoria Reed (Q.V.)

I am passionate about preserving history through this series. I use original historical, vintage objects in my creations that tell a story. I hope individuals can appreciate the originality of each piece and the historic value they represent. I take great pride in doing something so unique in the art world that is a reflection of our American past.