Tree of Life Cross Bronze by McKeown 98015

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.
Bronze Jewelry
1.5" x 2.25"




MOst cultures have a story about the Tree of Life and Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. A Viking legend tells that Odin hung himself on the Tree of Life for nine days to gain knowledge. The Assyrian warriors of 1,200 BC carved a Tree of Life into their armor to protect them in battle.

There is a Hindu legend of a sacred tree that connects the earth to the sky. Pre-Columbian cultures also believed that there was a sacred tree connecting the earth to heaven. During Christian conversion era in Mexico, their Tree of Life was combined with the Cross of Christ. This cross is an example from that era.