The Iron Maiden by Adrienne Rozzi // POISON APPLE PRINTSHOP
Limited Edition of 20.
A maiden stands expressionless waiting to wrap her victim in her lethal embrace. Her stern demeanor and hollow gaze offer no remorse for those who find themselves her unlucky sufferer. When put inside the maiden’s empty body a victim is pierced by hundreds of iron spikes. Each one skewers only deep enough to inflict pain but never enough to kill. Death is prolonged as the unfortunate sufferer can not move but dies a truly torturous slow death from loss of blood and excruciating pain. Poppies pour forth from the empty chasm of her barbed interior as an ominous symbol of blood and death. The Iron Maiden is a historical torture device often made of wood and iron. It is a common misconception that this weapon dates back to the Middle Ages but in actuality was invented around 1800 as a crude object intended for commercial exhibition. The Iron Maiden is original artwork, hand drawn and printed by artist Adrienne Rozzi.