Medium:Acrylic on Board
Height: 5.5 in
Width: 16 in
An outline of a lion is painted in yellow next to the word "COURAGE" against a navy blue background.
Rick Schaafsma is a retired police officer who served on the streets of Grand Rapids from the late 60s through the mid-90s. Using the pen name "ARCH" taken from his high-arched basketball shot, Schaafsma draws a range of fanciful figures, including his "CopToons” with the hope that children will look at police officers in a positive light beginning at an early age. In addition to his art, Schaafsma works with Seeds of Promise, a non-profit with a mission to empower people to increase their prosperity through improving the neighborhoods they live in.