Bird Rescue Boat by SusanSanford



Sizing Information

  • Printed to fit best inside a 3” x 4” window
  • 1/10” white padding around the edge


  • Waterproof vinyl, will last 18 months outdoors
  • Ideal for smooth flat surfaces like laptops, journals, windows etc.
  • Easy to remove
  • 50% discounts on all orders of any 6+

This was inspired by “The Arrival”, a wordless narrative about the immigrant experience by the amazing Australian illustrator Shaun Tan. In that book, there are dirigible-like aricraft and the idea of fleeing from an oppressive society. So the two ideas came together to form the idea of a bird boat that rescues people and takes them somewhere better.

Also see under the old Waterboys song “Strange Boat”.

Hello, I have been drawing and writing since I could hold a pencil. I began as an old school printmaker, worked as a graphic designer, and then spent time in editorial illustration. Found in my Art Lab are Frankenstein marriages of flora and fauna, sweet and monstrous,people and animals, big and little – surrealism with a sense of humor.

See what’s been recombined in my laboratory here:
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  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballalmost 6 years ago

    Really cute and well done design!!

  • Thanks, Susan.

    – SusanSanford

  • penspapers
    penspapersalmost 6 years ago

    Oh I do love this!

  • I am glad you like it.

    – SusanSanford

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethalmost 6 years ago

    this is great !
    the Trojan Bird.

  • Heh, hadn’t thought of that.

    – SusanSanford

  • suranyami
    suranyamialmost 6 years ago

    Sweet… kinda in the style of the Owl and the Pussycat…

  • Thanks, suranyami

    – SusanSanford

  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsalmost 6 years ago

    i really like this drawing.
    great work :D

  • Glad you like it, mimam

    – SusanSanford

  • IWML
    IWMLover 5 years ago

    tan is one of my favourite artists EVER. but yr work is something altogether different. niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice…

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingalmost 5 years ago

    looks like a nice way to get away!

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