Rip set out to create artwork for the Oak Savannah in Dirksen Nature Park for the City of Tigard. He provided 6 lifesize animals that are native to the area. The Western Native Squirrel, Native Deer Mouse, Rat Snake, Western Meadowlark, Western Cottontail Rabbit, and a Black Tail Fawn. He sculpted these animals to appear to be in their natural setting. The fawn lying down, the squirrel holding a nut, the mouse hunkered down, the snake moving through the grass, the momma bird and her babies in a nest, and a rabbit with a baby on its back. These sculptures will be placed in the nature park in such away as to be "discovered" by those who visit.