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Melhorn-Boe, Lise
Happy Memories Happy Memories
2009 2009

“Happy Memories” uses the artist’s family photos to illustrate Dr. Heather Jamieson’s story of the relationship between growing up in a mining community and her current work studying environmental degradation caused by mining. Hand-marbled paper from Indonesia reminded Lise of the slag dumped daily in Noranda where they both grew up. Melhorne-Boe she was Queen’s Women’s Studies Artist-in-Residence in 2006. This book was part of her exploration into illness and pollution. She attributes her own cancer and other conditions to the air pollution in the places where she grew up. The book takes the form of a photo album. The sly conceptual handling of the two women’s interrelationship accomplishes a very subtle critique. Jamieson’s narrative suggests corporate culpability and a silenced, conforming community, while the smiling faces of kids and family members progress through the pages.

 
Melhorn-Boe, Lise
Rouyn-Noranda QC 1955 Rouyn-Noranda QC 1955
Happy Memories Happy Memories
2009 2009
Hand-marbled paper, 10 pages, photographs, 10/10 Hand-marbled paper, 10 pages, photographs, 10/10
28.58 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm
Gift of Ted Rettig, 2015 Gift of Ted Rettig, 2015
58-007

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