|Nationality or Tribal Affiliation||American|
|Title||Cladrabine (from the Shed series)|
|Type of Object||Painting|
|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|
|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."