Sculpture
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Bronze sculpture by Sedona artist, Deanne McKeown. Some pieces are created in editions while others are unique castings. Editions are signed and numbered. Please inquire concerning availability, detailed images and/or shipping information. Each sculpture is accompanied by detailed provenence, artist's statement and biography, and care instructions.
"Wilbur and Orville"
  This piece features two baby ravens, not yet fledged but longing to try out their wings. 
27"h x 9"w x  9"l
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
AP/5   ED 35


"Arc of Life"
  This piece celebrates of the Year of the Woman. It speaks of the joys of having reached those years when accumulated knowlege and life experience bring wisdom as well as a sense of freedom to explore one's own spirit. The ravens are symbolic of Odin's two ravens, Thought and Memory.
29"h x 15"w x  6"l
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
AP/5   ED 35


12"h x 5"w x  5"d
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
AP/5   ED 35


  I happened to see a photograph of a young raven, hunched over in the rain and looking extremely grouchy and miserable. With his feathers all askew, he reminded me of a little boy just out of bed with hair sticking up in all directions and grumpy with sleep. 
"Bad Hair Day"
"Rain Dance"
8.5"h x 11"w x  11"d
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
Unique Castings


  This piece is loosely based on  ceremonial dances performed by the pueblo Indians of the Southwest. The Kachinas dance around the lip of a wooden bowl which is symbolic of a traditional  Hopi kiva.
23"h x 16"w x  14"d
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
Unique Casting


  A full moon combined with Raven as a magical being.
"Dreamscape"
"Pup and Saucer"
  I find bull dogs wonderful to sculpt - their expressions combined with the many folds in their skin make them interesting subjects. This guy is having a fine time sliding on a snow saucer.
12"h x 15"w x  15"d
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
Open Casting


DOGS
"Ghillie Dubh"


"Like the Wind"
"Forest Spirits, II"
16"h x 5"w x 11"l
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi- transparent polychrome patina. 
AP/4  
Edition of 35



  "Forest Spirits" speaks of a time in human history when people lived close to the earth, attuned to the cycle of  seasons and in commune with  the plants and animals who shared their environment. This young Celtic girl in the springtime of life would have matriculated a rite of passage and been accepted as a woman by her clan.
   She wears oak leaves in her hair, a symbol of the  oak tree, held sacred by the ancient druids.  A raven sits atop her shoulder, a messenger between mortals and the spirits. A second edition of this piece features a Celtic knot work ring in the raven's beak, a symbol of unity and eternity.

 "Best of Show Award" Sedona Arts Center Member's Show, 2005
"Spring Fever"
    Everyone feels at least some sense of joy and renewal when spring rolls around each year. These desert critters have come through the winter with more than a little pent-up energy that just has to be expressed.
      This sculpture is part of a series of miniatures based on the wild creatures of  my home in the high desert wilderness surrounding Sedona.
13"h x 6.5"l x 5"w 
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
AP/4   Edition 25
"Prairie Rose"
   I created this piece with a sense of reflection on the history of the Native American. This little girl would have been born into the world of the prairie horse culture and would have looked forward to a life lived very much as her ancestors. A life of nomadic freedom and very little change. 
   I chose to finish this sculpture in a patina very much like the clay in which it was rendered which gives it the warmth in which I envisioned it.
12.5"h x 8"w x  6"d
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent polychrome patina. 
AP/5   ED 25


"Doppelganger"
  I found this wonderful piece of driftwood which resembles a raven skull, on the coast of Vancouver Island, BC. I knew it would be a perfect base for one of my ravens. The wood is as I found it, simply finished with a transparent glaze and varnished.
16"h x 26"w x  11"l
Raven cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent patina. 
Unique casting.


"Mesa Reliquary"
  This piece is inspired by ancient traditional Hopi ceremonies and the beautiful juniper limb box reminds me of the Hopi mesas. Each drawer contains a handcarved fetish or pottery shard.
13.5"h x 17"w x  13"d
Cast in bronze and finished in a semi-transparent patina. 
                   Unique casting