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Artist Stoudt, Linda
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation American
Title Cladrabine (from the Shed series)
Type of Object Painting
Date 2013
Medium Oil on paper
Dimensions H-23.1 W-22.5 D-2.6 cm
Dimension Details Frame listed above. Image/Paper is 9.1 x 8.7 cm
Collection Missoula Art Museum Collection
MAM Sub-Collection Stephen Glueckert Contemporary Montana Art Collection
How acquired Donated by Linda Stoudt in honor of Stephen Glueckert
Object ID 2016.21.03
Statement about this object When I could finally begin to think about making art and moving forward after losing [my husband] Bill, the word SHED kept appearing in my mind. At first, I did not want to think about its meaning, but eventually, I realized that in order to continue, I had to shed my former identity with Bill and find one for myself. Initially, this felt like a betrayal. I continue to shed tears, anger, and grief. Shed signals metamorphosis, change, a gradual casting off.

Shed is also a noun, a small structure that gives shelter or protection. I found shelter from my loss in the art making process.

In this body of work, there are three "portraits" of the killer chemo drugs that took Bill away in forty-three days. ... I would give anything not to have had to make this work and still have Bill by my side. He always encouraged me and gave me validation. I want to thank him."
Classification Abstraction
Subjects Cancer
Pharmaceutical industry