Acoma Cross by McKeown 97253

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
1" x 1.75"




Coronado visited Acoma in 1540 and described the city as “one of the strongest ever seen because the city was built on a high rock. The ascent was so difficult the we repented climbing to the top.” This beautiful New Mexico pueblo is often described as the “Sky City.”

A mission was built in 1629 under the direction of Friar Juan Ramirez. He gained entry to Acoma when he saved an infant from a fall off the edge as he approached the mesa. His safe delivery of the child back to the mother was considered a miracle.