Ankh Cross by McKeown 103298

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 2.25"




The Ankh, or crux anasata, appears frequently in Egyptian tomb paintings. It represents both male and female and is thought to be emblematic of strength and health; also the truth that a fruitful union is a gift from the deity. Mirrors of beaten metal were often made in the shape of an Ankh to symbolize a preceived view into another world.

The Ankh, cunstructed as a sun symbol, was often crafted in gold or burnished copper. The Coptic Christians preserved the design of the Egyptian Ankh in their representaion of the Christian cross.