This design came about during a life drawing session where the nude models were a couple. He set up the pose and told her to sit on his back and look like she was waiting for a bus. It was only a 2 minute pose so my first drawing was merely a scribble. Later I had them get back into the same pose so I could do some better sketches. I put a square border around them since the composition of figures is as tall as it is wide. The dotted lines show the arcs you would draw to form a perfect square, and they intersect each other right in the middle of her face, which is where the tip of the triangle would be if you could see it. I like the way human figures always seem to fit into geometry.
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:4.25 inches
Block Length:4.25 inches
Block Thickness:3/4 inch
Image Size:Approximately 1/4 inch less than block size