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Sometimes, just when you think it’s a bad day and all is lost, you might just be in a moment that changes the rest of your life for the better. Bill Worrell was too modest in the video to say that his shift to creating art and books inspired by the Native American pictographs has prompted his place among the foremost artists of the Southwest, with the hottest gallery in Sante Fe, New Mexico bearing his name — the Worrell Gallery.

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    Lannis Morris says:

    I’m a native Texan, so this little piece really inspires me. There is so much diversity in this wonderful state. I will add this trip to my bucket list. Thank you, Bill, for sharing this with us. I can identify with your storm experience as I experienced a summer squall on Galveston bay one summer afternoon fishing for speckled trout with a friend. The only difference was, we had no cave to hide in, so we took on the full fury of 40 knots and blinding rain and fire from heaven. I only wish I could have been admiring lost art for that 20-30 minutes of fear for my life, instead of lying prostrate on my face, reconnecting with the Man upstairs. I gained a healthy respect for weather that day, especially lightning, that serves me well as a fisherman and sailor, these 25 years later. Thank you OCH.

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    Wes Reddick says:

    Thank yo Off Center! Thank you Bill Worrell
    Artists like Bill help remind us that we are, after all, human beings. Without them, we’d all be in really big trouble!

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    Larry Cheek says:

    Didn’t expect this on OCH, but I’m happy that Off Center Harbor keeps us off balance with occasional explorations of non-marine art and craft.

    I’ve never met Bill Worrell, but we have a bit of history in common: I was also a survivor of that terrible Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970. I was a cub reporter at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that night, assigned to the developing weather story. Twenty-six people died; by some stroke of fate I did not, and I quickly left Texas.

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    Lorentz Ottzen says:

    I love this. It is part of the off center experience that keeps me tuning in, so to speak. Also the guy with the wooden caulk weaving machine and the guy that made ukuleles birds and boats

    Very Off Center. Please keep it coming..

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    Joel Schwalb says:

    Wonderful video, great to see a work of art being created. Good for the lucky young boy, maybe his grandson(?), to experience this.

    • Steve Stone

      Steve Stone says:

      That’s my lucky son, Jack. We were there visiting friends and Worrell was kind enough to tell his story to Jack and let me film it.


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