Lily of Cleves Cross 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
1.25" x 0.75"




This cross was the emblem of Clovis, (transformed through time into Cleves) and ancient King of the Franks.

The lower leaves of the lily, or iris, form the bottom of the cross and are reminicient of a shepherd’s crook, a kings scepter, and the ritual bishop’s crozier, all symbolic of the Good Shepherd.