Pipe Keeper (Edition #4/9)

by J Todd Paxton


1 in stock

Medium: Bronze

Size: 7 x 7 x 11

Shipping and Handling: FREE

Pipe Keeper Story

Pipe Keeper

The ceremonial pipe for many native american tribes holds great power. The pipe keeper is responsible to wield that power. In ancient times, when two tribes were warring on the battle field, if the pipe keeper of either tribe revealed the pipe, all fighting would stop because all respected the pipe. Then they could sit down and parlay.

This sculpture entitled, “Pipe Keeper”, may be small in size, but it carries a very powerful message. The pipe not only represents the need for peace, but also the need for respect. A universal respect that crosses borders, cultures, and peoples is why many refer to the pipe as the peace pipe today. In a sense, today we ourselves are all pipe keepers. In our everyday lives when we choose to respect others, it yields peace and thus it is as though we have wielded the power of the peace pipe!

    J Todd Paxton

    J Todd Paxton

    Mixed Media Bronze

    Santa Fe, NM, US

    When I create art, my hope is to share a feeling, a story, or emotion that resonates with those who see it.


Liven up any vacant space in your home or outdoor living space with a timeless bronze.  See your space in a new dimension and experience art “off the wall!”

This bronze sculpture is of an edition of 9.  The photo in this listing is a photo of edition #4.   Please be aware, computer screens may display colors differently.  With that said, please know that we do our best to photograph each piece to display the artwork and patina as true to life as possible.

If you would like this same piece with a different patina style or color, please contact the artist at jtoddpaxton1@gmail.com. This would be considered a custom order, so availability and processing time may vary. Please contact artist for estimated processing and delivery times.

Additional information

Dimensions 7 × 7 × 11 in

Shipping Countries: United States (US)

Ready to ship in 1-2 weeks


Shipping Policy

Shipping is included only for items that state it clearly in the product description. In-stock items ship within 7 days of processing via USPS, UPS, Fedex or Freight. You will receive a Shipment Confirmation
email once your order has shipped containing your tracking number(s). Original Artwork is shipped with signature required for delivery.


Refund Policy

This artist will accept purchases returned within 14 days of delivery. There is a 10% restocking fee on any artwork that is returned. If you would like to return the work please contact this artist at jtoddpaxton1@gmail.com for the return shipping address. Return shipping is at the expense of the purchaser, and must include insurance for the full value of the artwork, and the artwork must be received back by the artist in the exact same condition that it was shipped. Refunds are processed within 30 days of the artwork being returned.

In the rare instance of damages to the artwork when shipping from the artist to you, please email jtoddpaxton1@gmail.com within 7 days of receiving the artwork. Upon receipt of the damaged item the artist will repair or replace the artwork, if possible. If a replacement is not available or repair is not possible, the artist will refund the full purchase price of your item.