Light and Life Cross (Phos Zos Cross) by McKeown 97261

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"


The Cross Series is a unique project inspired by Byron and Deanne’s love of travel and research. The history of each cross has been carefully researched and the actual piece created by hand then cast in Silver, Gold or Bronze. They are designed to be worn as pendants, earrings and pins, or can be combined as bracelet or necklace collections. The McKeowon’s have lived in Sedona for more than thirty years and have owned three galleries featuring their work is various media.



The Greek letter that make up this cross are phi, omega, and sigma, spelling ‘Phos’; zeta, omega, and eta, spelling ‘Zoe’

Phos is the Greek word for “light” and Zos is Greek for “life”. The Phos Zos cross symbolizes the light and life of Christ. The nature of light is that it cannot help but banish darkness. This light enables us to see the spiritual truth. The nature of life is that it banishes darkness; this light enables us to see spiritual truth.

The nature of light is opposite of death. Human life ends, but through Christ, our spiritual life is everlasting.