Aeolian Cross by McKeown 97991

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
0.75" x 1.25"




The Aeolian Isles are a chain of tiny islands that lie off the northwest corner of Sicily. They have been inhabited since the stone age and were important stopping points in early Greek and Roman navigation. They were also coveted vacation spots for wealthy Romans who wished to escape the summer heat and malarial epidemics of mainland Italy.

This cross was designed in silver from a large bronze cross we discovered on the island of Panarea in the fall of 2007. This island is a tiny gem, no automobiles, gorgeous scenery, and wonderful, friendly people.