Rick Stevens

Letting Go of the Inner Critic- Rick Stevens Part 2

'Interwoven Life' by Rick Stevens
‘Interwoven Life’

In part 2 of my interview with Rick Stevens, we get a little more philosophical and talk about letting go of the ego, fear, and answering almost unanswerable Zen Koan questions.

Originally from Sparta, Michigan, Rick began painting alongside his father who painted plein-air landscapes. Later, he studied art at Rick Kendall College of Art and Design and ultimately received his degree from Aquinas College.

His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S, including solo exhibits at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Muskegon Museum of Art and the Brauer Museum of Art.



Lin Shun-Shiung, the Chinese artist Rick mentions.
Wu Wei, a Tao concept: non-action, or complete, effortless harmony.

Arvo Pärt
Henryk Górecki
Steve Reich
Zakir Hussain
John McLaughlin
Music for Airports – Brian Eno

Other Artists Mentioned:
Anselm Kiefer

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'Conditional Arising' by Rick Stevens
‘Conditional Arising’

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