|Artist / Creator||Lise Melhorn-Boe|
|Place of Publication||Kingston, ON|
|Process / Technique||Hand-sewn with stuffed fabric text|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion|
|Medium / Materials||Mostly made from left-over bits of cotton knit T-shirts, with scraps of upholstery fabrics for the cover. Cover lined with thick stiffener.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11 x 22 x 3 inches closed. Extends out to 39 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Part of the RE Books series, this sculptural book work consists of three words, each beginning with the letters RE. The letters are hand sewn with stuffed fabric plus a wrap around sewn fabric cover. The series is a play on the phrase "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." Addiction, like others in the series, looks at doing things again and memory.
Artist BioLise Melhorn-Boe has been making and exhibiting books and sculptural bookworks for thirty-five years. She studied at the University of Guelph and received her M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. Melhorn-Boe has exhibited widely across Canada and the United States as well as Europe and South America. Her work is in several public and university collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canada Council Art Bank, Library and Archives Canada, the National Gallery in Ottawa, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has had solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, The Timmins Museum Centre, the Art Gallery of Algoma, the Emma Ciotti Gallery (Iroquois Falls), the Art Gallery of Temiskaming (Haileybury), the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), the Lake Galleries (Toronto) and the gallery at the University of Toronto's Scarborough Campus, as well as White Water Gallery and W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery in North Bay. Melhorn-Boe offers bookmaking workshops for adults and children.