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Lise Melhorn-Boe: RE Books an interview by NO and NO (Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram) is on the essays page. (Used by permission of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and NO and NO.)

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Addiction
REACT, REGRET, REPEAT was inspired by a friend who was addicted to shopping. The colours I chose are (to me) unpleasant ones, and yet I think it is very beautiful. This book opens in an accordion and can be wall-hung.
2015, Kingston. 3 words. (22″ x 11″ x 3″) Unique. Collection of Michigan State University.


Post Shock Treatment
After describing some of the RE Books I was working on to a woman I know who has had shock treatments, she quickly threw out several RE-words. So "Post Shock Treatment" is for her: REPROGRAM, REORGANIZE, RECOVER. (She helped herself recover her memory through knitting.)
2015, Kingston. 3 words. (16″ x 10 ″ x 4″) Unique. $500


A Pragmatic Love Story
Business-like browns and pale blue (think suits and ties) are the colours of this RE Book. The text reads: REJECT, RECONSIDER, READJUST. Some people stick together because they'd rather compromise than be alone.
2015, Kingston. 3 words. (18.25″ x 11″ x 4″) Unique. $500

Say it Again
Only repeat patterns are used in this book about repeating one's words. The long-winded text hangs from the cover, and reads: RECAPITULATE, REARTICULATE, REITTERATE.
2016, Kingston. 3 words. (16″ x 12″ x 5″) Unique. $500


Les souvenirs
This second French-language RE Book was inspired by hearing the word "ressortir" on the CBC. It means taking out old memories (souvenirs, in French.) The colourful hanging text reads: REPENSER (to take a fresh look at,) RESSORTIR (to resurface memories,) REPRENDRE (to recapture, to take up again.)
2017, Kingston. 3 words. (22″ x 10 1/2″ x 4″) Unique. $500

T-SHIRT
While I was making Love Stories out of T-Shirts, my friend Beth Cook, in Toronto, was writing a poem ABOUT a t-shirt. I couldn't resist making that into a book as well. The text is rubber-stamped on 2 used t-shirts.
2017, Kingston. 6 pages. (30″ x 17″: opens to 30″ x 34″) Unique. $400
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