Peruvian Cross by McKeown 97269

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"




A double armed Patriarchal with skull or sacred heart at the bottom was carried into the New World by Spanish missionaries. Over many years native populations copied these Spanish crosses, gradually changing the original including design elements derived from their own cultures.

Because these reproductions were usually sand castings, the designs were softened and changed even further.

This 18th Century replica Peruvian cross is an excellent example of artistic license, showing the addition of linear elements and a delightful adaptation of the Scared Heart at the bottom.