Scottish Thistle Cross by McKeown 101910

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.
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According to legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to amibush a Scottish army encampment. One barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step on a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the enemy’s approach. Sources suggest this happened at the Battle of Largs with marked the end of Norse control of the Northern Isles and Hebrides.