'Heretic Maiden' is a project which aims to delve into biblical characters in Catholic history and use them as emblems for the powerful nature held by othered individuals within society. With a particular focus on Joan of Arc, through this project I dug deeper into her true story contrasting it with my own transgender experience.
The collection of jewellery centers around a copper chest plate piece and also consists of two brutalist inspired hollow-constructed rings and a matching hollow constructed ancient cross necklace. The beauty of material was an idea which was really important to my practice. The idea of creating adornment to emphasise the powerfulness held by female and othered bodies is central to the concept of my work. With my jewellery I wish to draw focus to the idea of a strong othered person being a leader within society.