The piece comments on the bestiality and dehumanizing effects of violence in Apartheid era South Africa.
This piece is also said to comment on colonialism, identity, democracy, and the residues of apartheid.
They were finally rewarded in 2007 in the movie Tell Me You Love Me.
Alexander's work is relevant both in the current social environment in South Africa and abroad.
Although singled out for her supporting roles in 1976 , 1979 and her heartfelt leading role in 1983 as a small town wife whose family is threatened by radioactive fallout, the Oscar trophy has remained elusive.
Currently, she is senior lecturer of sculpture, photography and Drawing at in where she has taught since 1998.