Lise Melhorn-Boe


Body Map, 2009
Lise Melhorn-Boe

Inspired by the body maps made by people with HIV/AIDS, I created this piece which makes connections between my body and my health issues (text printed on the photo of me) and my environment (text printed in the margins, around my body.) Not that I attribute everything to the environment—the “old lady wrinkles on my knees’ are just that!

Lise 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.

(Source: 23 Sandy Gallery)

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