Old Speckled Whoosis

Item Number: 663

Regular price $8.00 Sale


This item is deeply discounted; when the remaining stock sells out, no more will be made.

While I was first sketching out the idea for this fish, I was calling it stone fish because the pattern is kind of like stepping stones. Then I decided that since there is a real stone fish, I should call mine something different. The bold speckled part of the name is inspired by an English Ale called Old Speckled Hen, plus the fact that the stone pattern is also speckled. I searched my Scrabble dictionary a long time for the third word, and found out that whoosis means that for which there is no name. It seemed appropriate.

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:2.5 inches Block Length:4.25 inches Block Thickness:3/4 inch Image Size:Approximately 1/4 inch less than block size