paper, cardstock, laserprint, fabric, webbing, found objects
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.
Pages made of garbage from the artist’s life (worn-out t-shirts and socks, studio left-overs) and the street (mitts and gloves revealed by the melting snow in the spring) are sewn on tapes (straps from worn-out knapsacks, electrical cords etc.) and bound in clementine box covers carry text about the effects of garbage on our lives.
Lise Melhorn-Boe has been making and exhibiting books and sculptural bookworks for over twenty-five years. She has exhibited widely across Canada and the United States as well as Europe and South America and her work is in several public collections.