Wachau Valley Cross by McKeown 98261

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"




The Wachau Valley of the Danube River is rich in History. There is evidence of Neolithic settlements, Celtic wine growing, bronze and iron smelting, Roman Forts, and medival monastaries and castles. Perched on a cliff 300 feet above the Danube, are ruins of a Burgruine Aggstein castle built in 1181. A crude bronze cross was found in the ruins of the castle. The origin of the cross is unknown but it shows Celtic influence. This is a copy of the cross.