Washington Cross by McKeown 7104

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
0.75" x 1.5":




George Washington was descended from the Sulgrave Washingtons of Yorkshire. This cross is the centerpiece of a memorial plaque for George’s great-grandfather, Sir Lawrence Washington who is buried in the Garsdon Churchyard near Malmsbury where the family lived from 1631. The plaque featrues the “Mullets and Bars” of the Washington family’s Coat of Arms. The design later became the basis for the Stars and Strips of the American Flag.

The Washington family perpetuated its British connections well beyond most American families. The immigrant ancestor, John and his son Lawrence, continued to own land in both Virginia and England for half a century after coming to America. George’s brother Lawrence married into the aristocratic Fairfax family and the President spent much time in their company; he clearly admired and emulated their lifestyle in later years.