|Title||Breast Cancer Journal|
|Artist / Creator||Lise Melhorn Boe|
|Press Name||Transformer Press|
|Place of Publication||North Bay, Ontario, Canada|
|Subject||Breast cancer and the environment|
|Process / Technique||Colour Photocopying|
|Number of Images||47|
|Image Process||Original images are watercolours, or coloured pencil and crayon drawings|
|Structure / Binding||Coil bound|
|Medium / Materials||Paper and metal coil|
|Paper Stock||Boise HDP Color Copy|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5 x 3.5 x .3 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
When I developed breast cancer, one of my medical people made a link between where I had grown up (two mining/smelting towns) and the cancer. I began to research other environment/health connections, and to keep a little visual diary of my breast cancer experiences, not just physical, but emotional and spiritual as well.
Artist BioLise Melhorn-Boe has been making and exhibiting books and sculptural bookworks for over thirty 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. She has taught children through The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Learning Through the Arts program. She currently is on the roster for the Ontario Arts Council's Artists in Education program. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.