Lise Melhorn-Boe – More Garbage


© 2010
edition of 12 (variable
dimensions in inches: 12 x 8 x 3


paper, cardstock, laserprint, fabric, webbing, found objects

Artist’s statement:

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.

About artist:

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.

About Alicia Bailey


Lise Melhorn-Boe – More Garbage

by Alicia Bailey time to read: 1 min