We have three different kinds of egret here in Humboldt County: the Snowy, the Cattle, and the Great. Recently I sat on the edge of the bay with my camera and snapped dozens of photos of great egrets as they hunted for fish - this design is based on one of them. Egrets make many elegant and graceful poses when they land and also when they take off. If this design does well, I may be into making a whole series of them!
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:2.75 inches
Block Length:2.75 inches
Block Thickness:3/4 inch
Image Size:Approximately 1/4 inch less than block size