Reliquary for a Decaying Society

Lesley Mckeown


Lesley Aine McKeown Jewelry Design
Prescott, AZ, United States

3"x 1.5"x1.85"

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This piece was a evolution of technique and narrative. The vessel represents societal constraints and structures while the decaying flower reveals the decorous environment of the vessel. The leaf (removable brooch) represents our ability to step away from these strictures and embrace the hope.

The piece is hand forged and fused in sterling silver. Patinated and hand finished.

Creating is a process constantly in motion, one that keeps the maker searching for balance. I hope to create work that provokes thought. Bordering between sculpture and jewelry each is thoughtful in design and construction representing a meaning deeper than aesthetics.

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