Bill Nebeker’s Monumental Bronze Sculpture, “If Horses Could Talk,” to be Placed at the Deep Well Ranch Roundabout on Highway 89 for Everyone to Enjoy
Cowboy Artist of America Bill Nebeker’s “If Horses Could Talk” sculpture—truly a sculpture that appeals to all—depicts a cowboy using his binoculars to look for a deer, while his horse looks down at the deer, which is under the rock ledge behind where the cowboy is seated. When Bill first created this limited-edition piece in 1987, it sold out the evening it was presented.
Now, more than three decades later, locals and visitors will have a new opportunity to enjoy this treasure: the Prescott Area Art Trust commissioned this longtime Prescott artist to re-create “If Horses Could Talk” so it can be placed at the Deep Well Ranch roundabout on Highway 89.
This isn’t the first time Bill’s artwork has appeared in public: the Prescott Area Art Trust commissioned his larger-than-life bronze, “Early Prescott Settlers,” to be placed at the junction of Highways 69 and 89 in 1983, and five of his other sculptures are placed across Arizona and the west.
All public sculptures commissioned by the Prescott Area Art Trust are privately funded, and the James Family Trust funded “If Horses Could Talk.”
After eight months of sculpting by Bill, Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery in Prescott Valley began the bronze casting process, which is nearing completion.
This historic monument depicts the spirit of the West. It will be another piece of public art for locals and visitors to admire and appreciate.