Camargue Cross by McKeown 97993

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
1.25" x 1.75"




The marshlands of the Camargue region of Southern France are a rich blend of cultural and geographical contrasts. Cowboys and fisherman, bullfights and religious pageantry, flamingos and wild houses create a colorful potpourri against a background of medieval villages, wild moors and Mediterranean vistas.

The Camargue cross, designed by painter Paul Hermann, is generally forged in iron and graces the doorways of most homes and public buildings. The cross symbolizes faith, the anchor hope, the heart charity, and the three pronged termination of the cross, the guardians. A similar design cross designates the arc at the bottom as the crescent moon, a symbol of Mary.

This silver replica was carved in wax by Deanne McKeown and cast by lost wax methond in sterling silver.