Brownish Pelican is a stylized and somewhat whimsical illustration of the Brown Pelican, a local favorite among birders, kayakers and surfers. These pelicans often fly in small groups, arranged in a single file line, soaring just inches above the waves. They are dive bombers too, falling straight down from the sky to catch fish near the surface. Because of their striking appearance, pelicans are often depicted by humans in a cartoon-ish, even goofball sort of way. I would rather honor this bird for it's graceful elegance and prehistoric charisma.
This is a fine art rubber stamp designed and made by Steven Vander Meer in Humboldt County, California. The die is deeply etched natural red vulcanized rubber, which is hand trimmed and adhered to red sponge cushion (the good kind, not the self-adhesive kind). The cushion is also trimmed by hand and then mounted to a smoothly sanded and oiled Maple block, with a clear black index printed on the top. The MEER IMAGE name is hot iron branded onto the end-grain of the block, and the SVM personal signature chop is added to the top of the block in red ink (space permitting).
Mount Type:Maple hardwood block indexed in black and finished with linseed oil.
Block Width:3.5 inches
Block Length:4.5 inches
Block Thickness:3/4 inch
Image Size:Approximately 1/4 inch less than block size