Pelican Mermaid

Item Number: 660

Regular price $21.25 Sale

Pelican mermaids live in saltwater bays of the Pacific Northwest, from Northern California to Southern Alaska. The fish who inhabit these waters idolize her because they are afraid of pelicans, and the mermaid protects them from the giant flying predators. Pelicans go out of their way to avoid the mermaid because they know she will eat almost everything.The fish are not so smart. They are scared of the dark. On full moon nights they can see looming pelican silouettes, gliding noiselessly just inches above the surface, so they gratefully huddle around the mermaid, who makes her protective services especially available on these nights. She knows the pelicans do not hunt at night, they just like to fly around and freak out the humans. Later, when the moon sets and it gets really dark, and the fish cannot see at all, she will devour about a half dozen of them.Still thinking it was the evil pelicans, the fish are none the wiser and on the next full moon it starts all over again.

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