The American pika, a lagomorph, is found in the mountains of western North America, usually in boulder fields at or above the tree line. I saw and photographed a lot of them near Medicine Wheel, in Wyoming during our recent summer vacation. As they live in the high and cooler mountain regions, they are very sensitive to high temperatures, and are considered to be one of the best early warning systems for detecting global warming. Stamp a pika on your outgoing mail to subtly help spread mindfulness of climate change.
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