Horseshoe Cross by McKeown 98260

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
2" x 2"




“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom”

The use of worn horseshoes as lucky amulets originated in Europe. There is good reason to suppose the the crescent form of the horseshoe links the symbol to pagan moon goddesses and later to the Vigrin Mary, who is often depicted standing on a crescent moon.

Horseshoes are commonly nailed above or beside doors to “gather luck”. The potency of the horseshoe amulet is associated with San Martin Caballeros, or Saint Martin the horse-rider, who cut his cloak in half and gave it to a beggar. That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak. Consequently, he was baptized and for the remainder of his life, he worked among the poor.