About Keiko | By Dr. Rose Lee Hayden, International Consultant/Writer

typewriter When I first saw Keiko Miyamori's much-transformed typewriter, I was surprised by my reaction. It was strong, and it was emotional. For here was that most utilitarian of objects, an old typewriter, totally transformed. It had a "living presence" and literally "came alive" for me. I felt drawn to its spirit and energy. I simply had to touch it, to type on this machine. It was almost as if it had invited me to experience it in a wholly different way. I felt truly connected to it and experienced, firsthand, the power of nature to transform an oft-neglected object into a work of art. All too often we take common objects, like this typewriter, for granted. We never really "see" them in the fullest sense of the word.