St Giles Thistle Cross by McKeown 111427

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
1.25" x 2"




St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, was first consecrated the 6th of October, 1243. It is named for the 7th century hermit monk who is the patron saint of the city. Within the cathedral is the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle. The Chapel is the seat of the chivalric copany of the Scottish knight. The design of this cross was inspired by the various thistle motifs in the Cathedral and is an original design by Deanne McKeown.