St Thomas Cross by McKeown 97283

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"




One of the folk crosses carved in Finland is the St. Thomas cross, consisting of a filigree of wood shavings. St. Thomas Day is celebrated on the fourth day before Christmas. It is a holiday custom to place this cross on a table with the Advent candles.

Thomas was the disciple of Jesus who, according to the Gospels, seemed to have more questions and doubts than clear and firm belief. The purpose of this cross is to encourage those who have questions to seek comfort and peace in faith.