High quality vinyl rated 3-6 years of outdoor use.
Free shipping with a word of thanks inside one of my gyotaku note cards.
It's a fish tail. It's an M: For Mighty Bluegill and for Monahan.
It's my chop for my artwork and also my brand logo. I sketched it myself and later carved it into a stamp.
In the East, people use these seals as a unique signature. They are typically written in kanji in Japan. According to Japanese culture, it doesn't really work for westerners to try to fit their names into the language, so my seal takes a form that acknowledges the Japanese roots off the art form, but also accepts that I am not Japanese.
I am occasionally asked about being a white Western male practicing a Japanese art form. The questions are sometimes along the lines of cultural appropriation. My reply that I was on television in Japan for practicing gyotaku and the audience on the show loved my work andwas celebrating the influence of Japanese culture on the rest of the world. Rather than appropriation, perhaps we should discuss Japanese culture imperialism.