St Thomas a Becket Cross by McKeown 144188

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"




St Thomas was born in 1118. He was King Henry’s chancellor and later Archbishop of Canterbury. He found himself in almost constant opposition to the King and was eventually sent into exile. Although he was later recalled, he still opposed the King. Three days after Christmas day, 1170, he was  murdered at the alter of his cathedral in Canterbury by four of the King’s knights. His martyrdom led to his canonization in 1170.