As a silversmith, Mia Maichen almost exclusively worked with metals and traditional techniques, which is why she decided on enrolling in ‚Applied Arts and Design‘ in order to experiment with unconventional materials, to explore her own themes and to leave the world of conventional, everyday objects. Deliberate provocation and the questioning of feelings and conventional standards turned into the key concepts of her works. She is based in both realms of jewelry and fashion, occasionally also exploring her artistic aspirations with certain projects. In her bachelor‘s final project, Mia is exploring the aesthetics of disgust by transferring them over to images we find beautiful. The viewer of her works is both enthralled and appalled at the same time, therefor experiencing the duality between the notions of beauty and disgust.