Cross of San Miguel by McKeown

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 1.25"




The town of San Miguel Allende, Mexico, was founded by Franciscan monks in 1542. It was an important stopover on the Antiguo Camino Real, part of the silver route from the plains of Zacatecas. It was  declared a national historic monument in 1926 and as a result, the center of the city still retains much of its beautiful Spanish Colonial archetecture such as, La Parroquia, the cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel. This cross combines Spanish and indigenous design influences.