St Jacques Cross by McKeown 148910

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"




This cross was inspired by designs that embellish the Tour Saint-Jacques (literally St. James’ Tower”), a monument located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris on Rue de Rivoli at Rue Nicolas-Flamel. This 52 meter (171 ft) Flamboyant Gothic tower is all that remains of the former 16th century Church of Saint Jacques-de-la-Boucherie which was demolished in 1797 during the French Revolution, leaving only the tower. What remains of the destroyed church of St. Jacques is now concidered a national historic landmark.