St Christopher Medal by McKeown 141513

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
0.75" x 1.25"




The name Christopher means “Christ-bearer” which has been applied to several differnt real or legendary persons throughout history. He may be the same figure as the Coptic Saint Menas.

His most famous legend, which is mainly known in the West, tells that he carried a child, who was unknown to him, across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ.

Therefore, he is the patron saint of travelers, and small images of him are often worn, carried, or placed in vehicles for protection and safe travels.