I found this replica vintage typewriter in the Dollar Tree, my most favorite source of art junque. But recently after reading a piece on making things with old books, I decided it was time for a typewriter-headed altered doll.
I also had great fun cutting the words from an old book for the torso collage. Each line was it's own selection and each 'paste' followed some internal rhythm of 'this one goes there'. In the end, though, these things just become embedded in the whole but I really love the feeling of following that element of precision or requirement in the creative flow.
Dennis handily drilled a hole right through the book for the literary base.
|Mz Underwood _ altered doll 17" tall|
|Mz Underwood - back detail|
|Mz Underwood - base detail|
While googling for a typewriter font, I found this vintage ad for 'Underwood Red' nail polish. Scary good.