#7, County Fair, an object d'art by LaThoriel Badenhausen.jpg

County Fair

LaThoriel Badenhausen

Plaster animal, candy dots, paint, buttons, wire


St. Charles, Illinois


I make art to satisfy my impulse to bring discordant things together to stage a dialogue not possible with a lone item. I seek to find satire and humor in the new dialogue. I use found objects, domestic goods, feminine products and traditional art supplies. I sew, cut and paste, build, destroy and rebuild.

Growing up in a farm community, I eagerly awaited the county fair which was held in late summer. Plaster animals were given as rewards for striking balloons with a dart in one entertainment hut located on the main strip. I have added candy dots to glorify the original animal.