Kells Cross by McKeown 97259

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" x 0.75"




The book of Kells holds a unique place in history. Its wealth of Hiberno-Saxon illumination is extra-ordinary. The large manuscrpit of the four Gospels was probably written and illuminated on the Isle of Iona in that early 9th Century. After a series of Viking raids, the monks fled the monastrey in 807 AD. They took the unfinished manuscrpit with them to the monastery of Kells, in the County of Meath, Ireland where it was finished. The design for this cross was adapted from a gravestone found at the old abbey at Kells.