Rick was commissioned to design and create the “History of Flight” mural at the Air Zoo, also known as the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum.

The mural measures 32 ft in height by over 900 ft. in length. This translates to over 29,000 square feet of surface which was hand painted using traditional oil painting techniqueswith no airbrush or paint rollers. Rick hired two additional artists to work on the 14-month project. At the unveiling, certificates were presented from representatives of the Guinness Book, who declared it the World’s largest hand painted, indoor mural.