Olive Tree Cross by McKeown 97267

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 olive tree has a long history of symbolism for peace, fruitfullness, purification, strength, victory, and reward. In ancient Greece the tree was sacred to Athene. In Jewish and Christian tradition, the olive is a symbol of peace, and it was an olive branch which the dove brought back to Noah when the Great Flood was over. An old legend tells that Chrit’s cross was made of olive and cedar wood. For Islam, the olive is t he central tree, the World axis, a symbol of Universal Man and of the Prophet.