Baptismal Cross by McKeown 104993

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
1.5" x 2"




In Isreal, the white blossoms of the sweet almond are the first to appear in springtime. The almond is revered for providing abundant food, medicine, and oil with little human effort. In Numbers 17:8, an almond branch, (the Rod of Aaron), was thrust into the ground, miraculously broke into bloom and bore fruit inside a tent.

In medieval England, the gift of a few sugared almonds wrapped in netting and tied with a ribbon was a traditional baptismal gift. The almond symbolizes the expectation that the seed of God is planted within the newly baptized and may bear fruit daily to His glory.