Frink's art was informed by the nightmarish vision of a pilot she had seen falling from the sky in flames during the war. The so-called goggle heads were based on the Moroccan general Mohamed Oufkir. Prisoner is one of her Tribute busts, a victim of the goggle heads, for those people who are living in oppressive regimes, who are not allowed freedom of thought, who are being persecuted for their politics or religion, or being deprived of the dignity of daily living and working.