Some of her body casts after the war in Donbas remained in the "Isolation" gallery in Donetsk. The militants seized the gallery and used the molds as targets for shooting. This was a severe shock for Kulikovskaya, which she reflected in the project for London's Saatchi Gallery, wherein 2015, being completely naked, she smashed the molds of her own body with a hammer. This helped the artist live through the pain caused by her native Crimea and the subsequent war.
The ancient Greeks used sculptures of female bodies, calling them the Caryatids, to support buildings' construction, thus giving a patriarchal connotation to a woman who keeps up all the weight and city buildings, holding a constant burden on her shoulders. All of this was a reminder to all women about their place in society and her punishment. Observations of women's hard work, invisibility, and lack of recognition caused the artist to revolt and the desire to change through her artworks.
The exhibition presents more than ten casts of Maria's body, Oleg Vinnichenko co-authored them, using paraffin, epoxy resins, soap, plaster, and chocolate. All of them record the transformations of the artist's body. Being a woman in modern Ukraine, the female body's vulnerability and the genders' inequality - the dominant motives of her works.