Fleur de Lis Cross by McKeown 97257

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"




This design can be found in many places long before heraldic times, as far back as Mesopotamia. It is essentially a stylized golden iris flower and has been associated witht he French kings from about 12AD. It has also been called the Cross of Cleaves.

The Fleur de Lis has strong religious connotations, especially with the Virgin Mary, and after the 14th Century, with the Trinity.