Viewing Stone art became a melding of these interests for Rick. He discovered that there is a 1500 year history in Asia of collecting natural stones and displaying them in carved wooden bases. Through a combination of reading limited English literature on the subject and seeking out like minded individuals on the West Coast he has expanded his knowledge and skill in presentation techniques.
The combination of natural stone (no visible surface alteration) and wood provides Rick with a creative presentation for the enjoyment of others. He displays natural stones to be microcosms of the natural world while providing an emotional response to viewers.