Sandy Swallow

The Swallow's Nest

Internationally-renowned Sandy Swallow’s artistic passion began in mid-life, as she experimented with oils and watercolors while living on a ranch in South Dakota. Virtually self-taught, Sandy longed to create art capturing her spiritual connection to nature, home, and family. Sandy discovered the painstaking medium of hand-pulled block printmaking, providing her with the ability to create dramatic pieces saturated with deep earth and pastel colors which evoke traditional Native American symbols and images from the natural world. An enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, Sandy’s fascinating life history enriches her artistic vision. Sandy has always felt an intense spiritual connection to the Black Hills. Her great-grandfather was present at the historic signing of the 1868 Treaty at Fort Laramie and her great-grandmothers came into Ft. Robinson with Crazy Horse in May 1877.