Dannielle Tegeder began developing conceptual projects in 2006. Much like her paintings that highlight structural and organizational interconnectivity, Tegeder delved into subjects that mined and correlated data, such as
Crash Rainbow, an installation which charted information as it related to car crash locations, dates, and demographics. Another work, Index of the Invisible, was a long-term project that explored patterns in occurrences of missing people drawn from databases and articles, and resulted in site-specific installations shown in both Chicago and New York City. These projects bridge the science of manmade systems—which are the inspiration for her painting practice—with the real world by investigating patterns linked to actual events. The conceptual works further reveal the artist’s fascination with how information can be interpolated and presented in an engaging way. Several projects were documented through limited edition zine-like publications that were distributed to the public.