Walls of Death:

At first appearance, a quaint domestic scene offers an inside glance into the life of a housewife. The wallpaper is adorned with intricately embroidered patterns and emphasized with screen-printed elements, highlighting its importance. That’s because in the 1800’s, common household products such as wallpaper were made with deadly arsenic. The innocent act of embroidery ensured women were confined to the home, combined with an onslaught of mysterious symptoms makes one wonder if it’s poisoning or a manic act of escape from domesticity that has this figure acting peculiar.

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