Lesley Jackson is a Chicago based artist. The Swan Matchstick Set is a small, ceremonial object that conjures sublime thoughts of nature while at home. Inspired by the history of ritual objects and the use of animal symbology to honor the natural world, this matchstick set evokes romantic images of aquatic life while striking a match. A custom matchbook nested between two swans reflects on the great blue whale and the profound size of its heart. A new ritual is created - one that gently reminds us of the largest mammal on earth, and in turn of our smallness.