Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rick's panther sculpture featured in The Spokesman Review!

The "North Voice" section of today's Spokesman Review feature's an article about Rick's Mead high school panther sculpture. Check it out!


Now, Rick is looking forward to finishing his Ganesh sculpture and bringing it home to Spokane Yoga Shala!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Panther Article Coming on New Year's Eve!

Look for an article on the Mead High School panther in the "North Voice" section of The Spokesman Review on Thursday, 12/31!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Mead High School welcomes the panther at their winter assembly...

Rick was pleased to thank the students of MHS for the opportunity to create the panther. Look for a feature on the panther sculpture on Thursday, 12/31 in the "North Voice" section of the Spokesman Review.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mead Panther Pride! The Panther is home!

On Friday, December 11th, 2009, the panther was installed at Mead High School. It is finally home, and will be officially dedicated at a school assembly on Friday, December 18th! Rick would like to thank Wagstaff for donating the steel and the students of Mead High School for giving him this opportunity. Go Panthers!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mead Panther Progress!

The Mead High School panther project is purring along. As you can see, his mighty head is formed, and his limbs are beginning to take shape...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Panther Update

The panther begins to take shape! Behold his mighty head and fierce teeth!


Monday, July 27, 2009

New Project: Mead Panther

Rick is beginning work on his next big project: a life-size panther sculpture to be displayed at Mead high school (Spokane, WA), home of the Panthers! Look for photos of the panther in progress--coming soon!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ganesh Update--coming soon to Spokane Yoga Shala!

As you can see, Rick's Ganesh sculpture is coming along nicely. The head and limbs are pretty much finished, and he is now working on Ganesh's rotund belly. Stay tuned for pictures of the finished sculpture! It will be on display at Spokane Yoga Shala when it is done.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Saint Francis

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

5'5" tall. Email Rick for more information.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Spiky toothed fish race.
Call them chickens of the sea—
Come on, I dare you!

Various sizes available, $25-$40

Monday, May 4, 2009


Sanskrit for peace. In
Hebrew, shalom, in Irish
siochan. Shhhh. Listen.

Available by special order for $75.00

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Celtic Knot (approx 18") -$150 available by special order

eternity is
birth and death are one and same
we are forever

Monday, April 13, 2009

Dark Contented Sun

it's a little known fact that
the moon is not the only one
with a dark side
but don't be afraid
even the dark side of the sun
is safe and warm
and you can look right at him!
no shades required...
Available for $75

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kokopelli Moon Dance--Wall Sculpture

Fertility god
is also a great trickster
goes to show you that

new life, whether crops
or babies, requires a sense
of mischief, humor

For sale: $175. Email Rick if interested.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Resting Moon

It's hard to be so

responsible for the tides'



or to light the path

to romance for young lovers

sometimes a moon

needs to


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Birthday Yoga

Today is Rick's 43rd birthday.
He chose to celebrate
by practicing yoga
outside near his sculpture
of St. Francis.
Rick couldn't do this
when he was 34,
so 43 is looking
pretty good.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wine in Hand

The hand that serves the
wine is the hand of life and
Want your own? Email Rick and place a special order!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Contented Sun

All is well on earth
And in the sky his smile shines
On all who enter
One of Rick's favorite motifs is the sun. This sun now shines in the home of Keith and Peggy Whalen of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Look for some of Rick's suns in his Etsy shop soon!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Rick has been making what he calls "scrapfish" from scrap metal for some time now. Last year, he was pleased to have the opportunity to create a large scrapfish installation at the home of Scott and Bridget Mayfield of Fish Lake, WA. This piece, along with the Ganesh statue and a St. Francis statue, represent Rick's interest in sculpting larger, more public installations.

This scrapfish guards the Mayfield's brand new shop, and can be seen from the highway!
Evolution swims
natural selection grins
and bares spiky teeth

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Ganesh Project

Rick is currently working on a life-size statue of the Hindu god Ganesh. Right now, he has the head of Ganesh finished and is beginning to work on the body. Ganesh has the head of an elephant and the body of a man. Here are photos of the head as well as photos of Ganesh in his early stages. Rick's Ganesh statue will be displayed at Spokane Yoga Shala this summer!
god of intellect
and letters
he brings obstacles
when you need them and removes
them when you need them

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bike Rack on a Spokane Sidewalk: Functional Art

a place to stop, park
at Spokane Yoga Shala
a South Hill sidewalk

Friday, March 13, 2009

Petroglyph dance

Hand in hand in hand
The endless ancient dancing
Only joy survives

Monday, March 9, 2009


mystical, sacred
contains all sound and silence
mind body spirit

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Relief Face of Man

Face frozen in time
the lines of jaw and brow for
your contemplation.
(haiku by Erin Davis)