These drawings are part of Ellsworth’s performative actions inspired by early American Mormonism and the practice of polygamy.  Focusing on unlikely alliances, pioneering women, and tools of translation, images of iconic female performance artists are stitched on paper napkins in gestures articulating transcendent moments. A play on the tradition of Mormon “Sister Wives,” each portrait is a loving and radical homage to the female performance artists who inspired and influenced Ellsworth’s own life and work - they are her sister wives.