Book of Kells Cross Bronze by McKeown 98259

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.
Bronze Jewelry
1.25" x 1.25"




The Book of Kells holds a unique place in history. Its wealth of Hiberno-Saxon illumination is extraordinary. The large manuscript of the four Gospels was probably written and illuminated on the Isle of Iona in the early 9th century. After a series of Viking raids, the monks flrd the monastery in AD 807. They took the unfinished manuscript with them to the monastery of Kells in County Meath, Ireland, where it was finished.

This cross is inspired by a design found in the Book of Kells and its combined efforts of Deanne and Byron McKeown.