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)