Ironing Board by Lorna Crozier

The final bookwork inspired by a Lorna Crozier poem is Ironing Board. Melhorn-Boe describes making the little clothes that sit on the ironing boards as taking her back to her childhood when she sewed doll’s clothes. The ironing boards have a plywood base, salvaged from the lining of shipping boxes from the Japanese Paper Place; Melhorn-Boe saved them from origami paper shipments during her time working at Minotaur, a local Kingston craft supply store. The act of re-using is apparent in Crozier’s poem; with each re-use of the shared hotel ironing board, layer upon layer of the story is applied, leaving permanent traces. 

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