Leslie Aine McKeown
Inspired by a deep interest in ancient cultures and their art work, Lesley McKeown researched features, symbols and text relevant to each of her pieces. Using a variety of mediums in the creation of this collection, Leslie uses recycled metals, including copper, bronze and nickel silver, and hand drawing the designs on each piece. Then using environmentally sensitive enchant, the designs are formed. The final product is assembled using cold connections such as rivets and hinges which adds to the feel of an ancient found object. "I feel art is a communication", says Leslie, and to that end, each piece comes with a story card revealing the meaning and lore behind the images used.