Sonoran Cross Silver by McKeown 124688

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.
2" x 3"




This cross was originally quite large and carved in stone. I found it in Sonora, Mexico, drew the design, and then reduced it to a suitable size to be worn.

The design is intriguing mix of Aztec imagry combined with a Christian Cross. The icons and liturgy of New World Catholicism was often this sort of mixed bag. Generally this happened because early missionaries perceived ways in which native beliefs and images could be blended with the new faith to make it easier to explain and accept.