Bill  Churchill
Sculpture In Wood
         Hardwood guaranteed not to warp, twist or crack.
COLLECTORS
HONOR ROLL
Over four....BLUE
Over ten....GOLD
Able
Alexander
Anderson
Anding
Antonelli
Aborgast
Backhaus
Baron
Batchelor
Bieri
Bees
Bello
Berman
Braga
Breese
Brooks
Brothers
Burruss
Bush
Butler
Bye
Caldwell
Carpenter
Casper
Chaiken
Chancer
Clark
Coburn
Colvin
Cooke
Crawford
Crowder
Dahlheimer
Daniel
Deichman
Deller
Dejean
Del Pesco
Dr. Laura
Elswick
Emich
E W Pictures
Furrey
Forsythe
Fortney
Gardner
Goodman
Green
Greener
Griven
Gunde
Hale
Hapeman
Hayashida
Henley
Hicks
Hildebrandt
Hinds
Horton
Impson
Irby
Jackson
Jensen
Johnson
Jordano
Keating
Klubnikin
Knight
Koph
Kranzer
Kruger
Laakso
Lambert
Laubacher
Laumeister
Lewis
Li
Likins
Lipton
Little
Lyons
Mac
Mann
Marshal
Masek
McGowan
Merrifield
Meyer
M.O. Club
Morris
Morrison
Musekamp
Norton
Pancino
Pappas
Pelegrino
Pelfrey
Peplinski
Poff
Rauseo
Richards
Riggs
Rush
Resch
Robinson
Salazar
San Dimas
Sanders
Sanderson
Sandroni
Sebring
Simpson
Slayen
Smith
Sneva
Spahr
Sparks
Sullwold
Taylor
Teuchert
Tibbetts
Todd
Treichler
Turner
Turk
Ulrich
Vandenberg
Walker
Walsh
Walski
Ware
Washburn
Wayne
Whalen
Wright
Wilner
Yellowhorse
What Inspires A Carving
"Mystic Vision of Crazy Horse"
DESIGN PROCESS
"Step By Step"
THE TOOLS
"APACHE WARRIOR"
Walnut ~ 26" high x 15" wide x 11" deep

AN ART COLLECTOR'S VISION AND COMMISSION
“Carve a kneeling Apache” similar to “Allan Houser bronze in front of the Wheelwright Museum”
“not smaller than 15-20 inches”, “Walnut sounds good”, “bronze look”, “no coloration”, “as to the
face, I think I prefer the realistic style.”  

COLLECTORS
HONOR ROLL

Over four....BLUE
Over ten....GOLD
Able
Alexander
Anderson
Anding
Antonelli
Aborgast
Backhaus
Baron
Batchelor
Bauer
Bieri
Bees
Bello
Berman
Braga
Breese
Brooks
Brothers
Burruss
Bush
Butler
Bye
Caldwell
Carpenter
Casper
Chaiken
Chancer
Clark
Coburn
Colvin
Cooke
Cooper
Cornwell
Crawford
Crowder
Dahlheimer
Daniel
Deichman
Deller
Dejean
Del Pesco
Dr. Laura
Elswick
Emich
E W Pictures
Furrey
Forsythe
Fortney
Gardner
Goodman
Grade
Green
Greener
Griven
Gross
Gunde
Hale
Hapeman
Hayashida
Henley
Hicks
Hildebrandt
Hinds
Holt
Holzer
Horton
Howser
Impson
Irby
Jackson
Jensen
Johnson
Jordano
Keating
Klubnikin
Knight
Koph
Kranzer
Kruger
Laakso
Lambert
Laubacher
Laumeister
Leitch
Lewis
Li
Likins
Lipton
Little
Lyons
Mac
Mann
Marshal
Masek
McGowan
McKinnon
Merrifield
Meyer
M.O. Club
Morris
Morrison
Musekamp
Nitz
Norton
Pancino
Pappas
Pelegrino
Pelfrey
Peplinski
Poff
Rauseo
Richards
Riggs
Rush
Resch
Robinson
Salazar
San Dimas
Sanders
Sanderson
Sandroni
Sebring
Simpson
Slayen
Smith
Sneva
Spahr
Sparks
Sullwold
Taylor
Teuchert
Tibbetts
Todd
Treichler
Turner
Turk
Ulrich
Vandenberg
Walker
Walsh
Walski
Ware
Washburn
Wayne
Whalen
Wright
Wilner
Yellowhorse
Click on smaller images to enlargee.
Research into the "Battle Of Little Big Horn" inspired several carvings.   But the story that touched me the most, was of the
legendary warrior
Crazy Horse. A story in Time Life Books describes the mystic vision of Crazy Horse that gave him the courage in
battle to become the legendary leader:
“A man came riding, light and airy, on a bay, then a yellow-spotted war horse, floating as in a
mist. Arrows and lead balls went toward the dream-figure but did not hit him. He had painted on his cheek a zigzag of lightning; on his
body were marks of hailstones. There was a storm, with dark rolling clouds and thunder; the man rode through the violent storm. Over
his head flew a small red-backed hawk.”
The Walnut carving is 12" high x 24" wide x 12" deep and will be my first "in-the-round" carving to be cast in bronze. Limited
editions of the bronze will be available at $5,500 retail.   Anyone interested can contact me by email:    bill.churchill@att.net
                     The video below will take you through the creative process.    

                                                                                        
"Click" on the video, then "right click" for full screen viewing.
Video by Joyce Churchill
THE DESIGN SKETCH
THE CUT-OUT
THE GLUE-UP
ROUGHING OUT
DETAILING
WAXED & OILED
LOST WAX COPY
RAW BRONZE CASTING
THE FINAL BRONZE COPY
THE CREATIVE JOURNEY
GLUE-UP & ROUGHING
THE PATTERN
                                                              THE WOOD SCULPTURE                        
THE BRONZE COPY
Casting by Art Bronze, Inc., Burbank, California  818/841-7979
PATTERN
THE MESS
ROUGH-OUT
THE STORY
We often hear stories about the warriors that go away to battle, but we seldom hear the story of those left behind.
Those waiting and wondering are seldom talked about, yet their stories of bravery can be equally as great.
This is my tribute to those unsung heroes left behind, waiting and watching for his return.
"WATCHING FOR HIS RETURN"
34"high in Poplar
COMPARATIVE SCALE
50% and 37%
GLUE-UP
DETAILING
ROUGH OUT
THE FINISHED CARVING
ROUGH-OUT            
      
DETAILING         
                    
SANDING              
               
CUTTING BITS                  
ASSORTMENT:                          
PLUGGED IN AND READY TO GO
The objective is to remove wood as quickly
as possible. The days of mallet & chisel are
gone...automation and power would have
been used by Michaelangelo if they had
been available. Note that dynamite was
used to carve Mount Rushmore, and, yes, it
is also a carving.