Collaborative work on display at City Hall
Woodcarving by Hank Chiappetta, Metal Sculpture by Rick Davis

Art is a part of our society that can sometimes be easily overlooked. Spokane has a lot of artists to be proud of and thankful for as they produce expressions that can really move people of the community. Art comes in many shapes, sizes, and mediums, but it has a much deeper meaning to a lot of people. Hank Chiappetta exclaims, “Art is an investment in the community,” and it has the power to bring people together. Whether it is simply to gaze upon and think about what the inspiration for a piece is or to gather with others for an intellectual conversation, art can be a community catalyst for individual expression.
In this video, Rick Davis and Hank Chiappetta discuss one of their accomplishments with us.



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E Pluribus Unum

Oscar and Maria

Spokanian Saguaro

2010 Art Pieces

Custom Bar

Venus of the Little Spokane

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Next time someone asks how many new pieces I have, I guess I will refer them to this post.
I've decided to use this 6' piece of 10" square tubing with 1/4"thick walls as stock for my next piece. it weighs in the neighborhood of 200# and is frozen to the ground, underneath about 8" of snow.
I get my "special" 15# sculpting hammer out to break it loose and drag it through the snow into my shop. I chop wood for the fire in my wood stove, so I can start a several months (sometimes years long) project after which i probably won't be able to lift my hammer arm for a while.
Then I will drag it to several art shows where everyone can say things like:
"wow, that's a lot of $$",
or my all time favorite, " how long did that take you?"
Apparently I love what I'm doing, because it will kill me in the end and i just keep doing it...like smoking , or a drug habit.

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Indian Painted Rocks Studio
My latest piece. I've been working on it for a little while

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my newest piece. I've been working on it for a little while ...

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The Artist

Rick Davis makes metal come to life.

His methods of shaping and coloring scrap metal result in icons of nature and spirit. Rick's childhood experiences working with his auto mechanic dad in their garage in Orange County gave him a lifelong love for making things work.

Inspired by the practical and the spiritual, Rick incorporates his Celtic roots, his yoga practice, and his appreciation for Native American culture into his work. Upon relocating near the Little Spokane river in 2005, the area’s wildlife added yet another creative spark to his work.

Rick has found Spokane to be a great place to raise a family and create his art.

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