|Artist / Creator||Lise Melhorn Boe|
|Press Name||Transformer Press|
|Place of Publication||North Bay, Ontario, Canada|
|Process / Technique||Colour Photocopy|
|Number of Images||47|
|Image Process||Garbage pages as images|
|Structure / Binding||Sewn on tabs (electrical cords, knapsack straps, zippers etc.) Board covers are plywood or masonite bottoms of Clementine orange boxes|
|Medium / Materials||Paper, thread. various fabrics (t-shirts, mittens, socks etc.), plastic|
|Typography||Computer typeset in Arial|
|Number of Pages||12|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||12 x 8 x 3 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 12|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
We in North America throw out a huge amount of stuff, and much of what we dispose of is toxic. This book examines some of the material we get rid of. The text is printed on left-over acid-free paper and hand-sewn to pages created from the artist's garbage.
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.