San Roman 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
2.25" x 1.50"




On July 24, 1715, a fleet of twelve Spanish treasure ships sailed from the harbor of Havana, Cuba, on route to Spain. Six days later, the flet was struck by a hurricane on the east coast of Florida. Eleven ships were sunk in the storm and over 1,000 people were drowned. One of these ships, the San Roman, carried and enormous fortune in gold, silver, and goods to t he bottom of the sea, most of which was never recovered.