Nazrani Menorah 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"




The six branches, (three branches on either side of the cross) represent God as the burning bush, while the central branch holds the cross. A stylistic dove at the top of the cross represents the holy spirit. In all, there are seven branches in the icon, representing the Jewish menorah and the Christian crocc. This cross is part of the Judeo-Christian tradition of the Nazrani people of Kerala, India.