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Family Baggage / Lise Melhorn-Boe

Melhorn-Boe, Lise. Family Baggage. 2003. 21 pages. (41 x 22 x 20″). Archives and Special Collections, University of Calgary.

From the artist’s website: All of us carry with us emotional baggage from our families of origin. My father’s steamer trunk is full of objects with associated words rubber-stamped, embroidered and “written” with pins or buttons. The steamer trunk has a wardrobe on one side and four drawers on the other. Each drawer holds several trays; each tray holds a garment or personal items with words such as anger, responsibilities and pain.

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