Sign of the Fish Cross by McKeown 97284

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 1.5"




The sign of the fish is one of the most frequent images used by the early Christians. The Greek word in the center is an acrostic that stands for the initial five letters of the initials of Jesus/Christ/of God/the Son/Saviour. The acrostic was in use by the 4th century AD, if not earlier. Tradition records that during the early years of persecution, the sign of the fish was used by Christians to identify each other. This cross was taken from an image in Calixtus catacombs.