|Artist / Creator||Lise Melhorn Boe|
|Press Name||Transformer Press|
|Place of Publication||North Bay, Ontario, Canada|
|Author of Text||Diane Dawber|
|Process / Technique||Black and white photocopying|
|Image Process||White pop-ups against black pages|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion pop-up|
|Medium / Materials||Paper with marbelled paper-covered board covers, and fabric wrapper|
|Paper Stock||Le Papeterie St. Armand black cotton rag paper; Eco-source co-21 cardstock; Lucie Lapierre's marbelled paper|
|Typography||Computer typeset in Garage Shock font|
|Number of Pages||6|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||10.5 x 7.5 x 2 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 10|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Diane Dawber has fibromyalgia and MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) which she attributes to growing up on a farm, with pesticide spraying and spending a lot of time in her dad's gas station. Her poetic description of four kinds of pain led me to create this abstract pop-up book, full of painful shapes. The board covers are covered with a beautiful hand marbled paper which reminded me of painful muscles, and the fabric wrapper has the title spelled out in straight pins, a grater and a clothespin; it's tricky to open the book without a little pain.
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.