Naja Cross by McKeown 98001

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 0.75"




At the beginning of Christian ear the crescent moon became associated with the Virgin Mary amd the Immaculate Conception. Over time this motif began to incorporate other design elements such as hands, crosses and stars and was used as a protection amulet against illness and witches.

Today, this ancient lunar symbolism can be recognized in the “Naja”, the central element in a traditional Navajo Squash Blossom necklace.