Jane Zell

The purpose of this thesis is to explore my relationship with internal and external spaces, semi-permeable boundaries, and personal growth and development through examination and interpretation of a hollow, life-sized container-form.

The external structure will be loosely based on the (fabricated) historical torture device of an Iron Maiden, created during the Victorian Era to sensationalize the primitivism of the Middle Ages. The concept of similar cage-like torture structures (actually used) was that the torturous part was not being punctured by the internal protrusions but from the resulting mental and physical exhaustion from holding one’s self totally still. I will be forming these sculptures to contain my body.