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New Shaman

Bill Worrell (Lower Pecos River, Texas)


“I go to the river. By the massive boulders and the limestone cliffs, I enter the caves and the rock shelters. There I view their ancient art, and I feel their presence. I hear their voices. They speak to me in a language that some do not hear, that few understand, and of these, few heed. They were my teachers across the bridges of time. They taught me much: to paint, to sculpt, to meditate, to muse. I revere.”
-Bill Worrell

Bill Worrell was a sculptor, musician and poet who split his time between the Texas Hill Country and New Mexico. He taught art at the university level for eighteen years.

His works are meant to depict the shamans who oversaw the relationship between the physical and the spiritual world and are inspired by the ancient pictographic art of the early inhabitants of the Lower Pecos River area.

This piece is part of the collection at Alnoba. See the full collection or check our upcoming tour schedule.