I make objects and “ephemera” the essence of which I often find in feminine products and domestic goods. To sign the essence as my own, I primarily use techniques of bricolage. I cut, paste, stitch, pocket, bind, paint, bead and display.

Bricolage was the aesthetic language where I grew up in geographically isolated, culturally insulated rural Minnesota. Transformation was everything. We constructed chaise lounges, game boards, stilts with found lumber, dresses from feed sacks. We washed gullets as noise makers; we dyed and recast wedding gowns to wear in the Diary Princess Parade. We painted and pasted images over vernacular calender pictures. For our signature meal, Hot Dish, we combined remnants from previous meals with various cream soups. We up-cycled Burma Shave riddles into local counsel. Sausles general store was both bricolage installation and performance space. I found my essence here and in the bags left for me in our church basement.

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Exhibitions

Art From The Boros II (2014)

Art From the Boros (2012)

La Thoriel Badenhausen

Grace

Grace, 2011

BANANA & BANANA

BANANA & BANANA, 2008-2011

Party

Party, 2010

Pulse

Pulse, 2011

Thora

Thora, 2010

Vreeland

Vreeland, 2009

Watch Your Back

Watch Your Back, 2008

Garnish

Garnish, 2011

LOOSE CHANGE & LOOSE CHANGE

LOOSE CHANGE & LOOSE CHANGE, 2012

Travel Kit

Travel Kit, 2009

April

April , 2010

Back In The Saddle Again

Back In The Saddle Again, 2014

Barbie & Ken

Barbie & Ken, 2014

Bees Die

Bees Die, 2012

Bleed

Bleed, 2008

Blood For Oil

Blood For Oil , 2013

Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt, 2014

Cramp My Style

Cramp My Style, 2009

Displaced Persons Belt

Displaced Persons Belt, 2013

Disquiet

Disquiet, 2011

Dogs Go Mad

Dogs Go Mad, 2014

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Don't Ask Don't Tell, 2012

Friend

Friend, 2014

Gird Your Loins

Gird Your Loins, 2014

Glory Be

Glory Be, 2009

God Save The Queen

God Save The Queen, 2013

Health Care Is A Human Right

Health Care Is A Human Right, 2011

Hers

Hers, 2010

Hygienic Scented Discreet

Hygienic Scented Discreet, 2013

Hybrid

Hybrid, 2014

Invinceable

Invinceable, 2013

Keep The Flow

Keep The Flow, 2014

Life Boat

Life Boat, 2012

Life Saver

Life Saver, 2012

Mask

Mask, 2012

Money Belt

Money Belt, 2012

Party

Party, 2014

Praying Marilyn

Praying Marilyn, 2014

Protection

Protection, 2012

See Something

See Something, 2007

These Colors Don't Run

These Colors Don't Run, 2010

To Bleed Or Not To Bleed

To Bleed Or Not To Bleed, 2011

Trick

Trick, 2013

Toxic Shock

Toxic Shock, 2014

Used Blades

Used Blades, 2011

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, 2010


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