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Artist Stoudt, Linda
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation American
Title #35 (from the AfterNow series)
Type of Object Painting
Date 2014
Medium oil, Prismacolor, pencil on paper
Dimensions H-8.4 W-8.1 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 2016.21.10
Statement about this object AfterNow:
In 2012 my husband of 42 years passed away.

One of many responses to the loss and profound grief was to make art. I found solace in this process; Shed was the resulting body of work. It was exhibited at The Frame Ship & Gallery in Hamilton, MT and Turman Larison Contemporary in Helena, MT in 2014.

That year, I fell in love, again.

Images from Shed morphed from biopsy ghosts into walls broken down, or lines of communication being established. The theme of flux and constant change is reflected in the use of non-archival materials. I acknowledge the permanence of impermanence.

AfterNow pays homage to the past, and recognizes the relentlessly moving present. I may glance over my shoulder occasionally, but know it is imperative to look ahead and accept this gift of Love wholeheartedly.

- Linda Stoudt, July 2015
Classification Abstraction
Subjects Relations, Interpersonal
Transformations