|Artist / Creator||Lise Melhorn Boe|
|Press Name||Transformer Press|
|Place of Publication||North Bay, Ontario, Canada|
|Subject||Chemical sensitivities leading to homelessness|
|Process / Technique||Photocopy|
|Number of Images||14|
|Image Process||Color photocopy|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion book, hand-stitched|
|Medium / Materials||Paper, thread|
|Paper Stock||White paper by Le Papeterie St. Armand, Montréal; grey paper handmade by artist; images printed on acid-freepaper.|
|Typography||Computer typeset in Arial|
|Number of Pages||15|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7 x 7 x 1.25 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 7|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Homeless by Lise Melhorn Boe
$400.00 - Please contact 23 Sandy for current availability.
I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. A few years ago, my house began to make me sick and I could not live in it. The images in this book are photos of all the houses on my block, cut up and hand-stitched into a traditional quilt pattern, called "Little House." Only my house is not pictured: instead it is replaced by the text.
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.