A story as old and as powerful as Joan’s has inspired many creative works, and I, in turn, was inspired by many of them. Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, Joan of Arc, with its haunting melody and lyrics loaded with metaphors and archetypes, was an early catalyst for this body of work. Another musical-poetic influence was Patti Smith. George Bernard Shaw’s play, St. Joan, and Mark Twain’s, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, are important literary interpretations of Joan. However, as a photographer I wanted to add a photographic element to the body of work.