The Maiden explores the central image of young female heroine in folktales who all begin their journey in preserved in a state of potential fertility on the threshold of adulthood. Awaiting the prince who will re-animate her from the un-dead, the virtuous young female figure resides in a period of extended state of inactivity, solitude, and entombment from the external world. Reflecting upon the image of passivity and seclusion presented in traditional folk tales, The Maiden projects an imagined daily ritual. Alone, the female heroine climbs up the blue steel ladder leading up to a domestic wooden red chair. Dutifully she sits on the chair resting upon her large ivory egg. With a hole cut through the seat of the chair, she incubates her egg while indefinitely waiting for someone to come along.