To Bury the Hatchet

by Randy Galloway


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Behind the dramatic bare hills of the Badlands, standing along a ridge that drops off to this sage colored moonscape, this Sioux Native American proudly holds his unique tomahawk that is both a peace pipe and a weapon. An early European journalist traveling the New World territories with a trapping party in the mid-1600s, witnessed  a peace pipe ceremony where the two disputing parties came to an agreement and did something extraordinary, according to the “civilized” people back in Europe at the time. After smoking the peace pipe, passing it back and forth between the chief and the native with the conflict, both men took the tomahawk outside and buried it in the ground and both men stomped on the earth covering it, binding their agreement for all time. To be honored by both parties forever. The Europeans thought this was amazing for such “savages”  to be honorable men. The term “to bury the hatchet” was coined at that time and is still used to this day when two parties come to an agreement. Oil painting on canvas, 24″ x 30″ Custom framed with a wide, rustic warm gray wooden molding with sculpted antique gold filet. Overall framed dimensions 34″ x 40″

    Randy Galloway

    Randy Galloway


    Cave Creek, AZ

    "Like all true artists, my inspiration has been the defining factor in my work. As I often say, “The West is my inspiration. . . every cloud, every critter, every colorful character.” Anyone that has visited my studio, named Twisted Fire Studio, can see this inspiration on every wall and every square inch of space. “Fire is so often related to passion and my passion is art. Twisted Fire comes from the many directions art has taken my life and now I am creating art that is close to my heart . . .my passion.” Born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, raised in Albuquerque, and spending 40 years in Arizona, I have spent my life in the Southwest, surrounded by the inspiration that drives my passion. I draw, paint and sculpt characters and scenes from the Old West in what I term romantic realism. I like to tell stories through my art and the characters that I portray. Most of my reference material is from photo shoots while traveling around the country researching Native Americans of the Great Plains and the Pueblos of the Southwest. Their spirit lives within me and is passed on through chalk, paint and clay. "

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 40 × 34 × 4 in

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