'Oliver Ego' is Doll #2 in my Familiar Others series.
Can you guess who he was inspired by?
Here are your clues:
- The Wizards beat up on the Bulls in a late winter game.
- Number 44 witnessed the contest, received a souvenir and really, really liked it.
- Both characters are famous for their wide toothy grin.
- My Oliver is a look-alike, an alter ego if you will, rather than an exact double of his original inspiration.
Oliver Ego came into being at my kitchen table. His self is entirely needle felted from 100 percent wool fiber. I wet felted merino wool into fabric for his clothing; then designed, cut and sewed the pieces together using wool thread.