Bill Worrell is a Texas artist who has dedicated his career to creating works of art inspired by ancient Native American pictographs and petrogylphs that he discovered in Texas caves.
Shaman of the Benediction has the head of a stylized deer, surrounded by sacred symbols representing the divine infinite, the earth, the sun, and the spirit we all share. Worell created this in gratitude for a great personal blessing in his life.
In Bill’s words: “If we could amalgamate a priest, a lawyer, a chiropractor, a medical doctor, and a judge into a single entity, there would then exist an individual who could perform the tasks of the ancient shaman of the Lower Pecos.
“Duties and gifts then included the healing of the sick, the arbitration of disputes, and the making of restitution with The Great Spirits of those things taken from nature that fed and clothed the people. The ancients believed that the shamans could transform themselves into different states of consciousness, thus the representations of those entering the dream world, or spirit journeys. These symbols have been inspired by the wonderful artwork of the ancient Lower Pecos People.”
Worrell’s work can be found in private and corporate fine art collections around the world. He has been a featured artist in more than one hundred one-man shows and exhibitions and in numerous two-man and group exhibitions. Worrell’s seventeen-foot monumental bronze sculpture entitled THE MAKER OF PEACE, one of which is owned by the State of Texas, overlooks the ancient Fate Bell rock shelter at Seminole Canyon State Historical Park between Langtry and Comstock, Texas, west of Del Rio.