During a life drawing session, I asked the model to pose like this and pretend she was holding a giant beach ball, then I added the bagel and rug. The inspiration was from a painting by Diego Rivera, in which a woman (probably Frida Kahlo) holds a giant bunch of calla lilies over a basket. My design was used for the 20th anniversary celebration of Los Bagels, a local bagel shop; they have since used the design on t-shirts, posters, magnets, mugs and shopping bags!
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 inches
Block Length:4 inches
Block Thickness:3/4 inch
Image Size:Approximately 1/4 inch less than block size