Bonnie Charlie Cross by McKeown 97992

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 1.5"




Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charles in Scotland, was born in Rome in 1720. Descended from James II of England, he was considered claimant to the thrones of Scotland and Ireland. In 1745 he left France, landed in Scotland and began a military campaignto take the throne. This ended in disaster on Culloden moor and he fled to the Isle of Skye and eventually returned to France.

This cross is a combination of Celtic knot work and the Fleur-de-Lis symbols of the many connections between France and Scotland.