This sculpture is inspired by The Maybrick Mystery, a scandal story of sex and poisoning found in The Pall Mall Gazette, 9th August 1889, in the National Archives.
Having read this article Ilaria analysed the state of the women during the Victorian era, making a comparison with the state of women nowadays. Back then women were extremely limited: they were ownership of their husbands and they were seen as belonging to the domestic sphere. Nowadays women seem much more powerful and free but is this really true? We definitely still live in a male-dominated society where women have rights but less possibility, where they are victims of abuse and domestic violence.
This is the reason why this newspaper sculpture was born, to be a denunciate about how women were and are: prisoners!