Book + Art: Artists' books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Lise Melhorn-Boe’s work has been exhibited widely across the United States and Canada and belongs to several library and museum collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Melhorne-Boe’s work focuses on the experience of a diverse range of women whose stories she represents in unique interpretations of the book arts.
A Good Wife Wouldn't
Lise Melhorn Boe. Transformer Press, 1997.
This tunnel book recounts the story of a wife whose husband irrationally refuses to buy a dishwasher.
Suitable for Success
Lise Melhorn Boe. Transformer Press, 1993.
This book features photocopies of fashion advertisements with first person accounts of the mandates of work dress.
Lise Melhorn Boe. Transformer Press, 2009.
Body Map traces the connections between health and the environment and inscribes them on the artist's body.
History Repeats Itself: with Sarah's Story
Lise Melhorn Boe. Transformer Press, 2003.
Cover. Constructed in a "magic wallet" format, separating the pages at the foredges yields hidden text.
Lise Melhorn Boe. Transformer Press, 1994.
This book tells the story of a young girl's unrealized creativity.
Good Girls Don't
Lise Melhorn-Boe. Transformer Press, 1994.
Melhorn-Boe crafts pop-ups emblazoned with images of the Madonna, bordered by a series of negative phrases which dictate the behavior of good girls.
Lise Melhorn Boe. Transformer Press, 2001.
This re-interpretation of the traditional recipe box includes stories and vignettes from the lives of twelve women regarding food and family.
A Sad Little Girl
Lise Melhorn Boe. Transformer Press, 1995.
A floral fabric-covered box opens to reveal a cast pink paper doll and five pink paper dresses hanging on small pink hangers. The dresses bear the story of a young girl who doesn't quite fit traditional notions of girlhood.
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