An Eternal Mother

An Eternal Mother

My mother saw this print hanging in the home of a friend and invited me to come see it. It is called “An Eternal Mother” by Ardith Nadine Oddous (1927-2002) . I don’t know much about it, but I love it and wanted to post in here so I could remember where to find it! I’m cleaning off my laptop desktop so I can free up some space on my computer. Like my physical office desk, my computer desktop needs some cleaning up as well!



5 thoughts on “An Eternal Mother”

  • Ardith Oddous is is my grandmother. I’m so pleased you were touched by her painting. She was a very spiritually sensitive woman and was always an inspiration to everyone around her.

    • Thank you for sharing about her! I bet she was remarkable. Having a spiritually sensitive grandmother is truly a gift.

    • Ardith Oddous was a special friend of mine in the ’70’s. We served together on the Newport Beach Stake Relief Society board. Ever so grateful that I was privileged to know her, loved her thoughtful ways, her beautifully inspiring testimony. For a time, the original of her “An Eternal Mother” painting hung in the Jordan River Temple at the entrance to the sister’s dressing room. <3

      • That would have been a perfect place for that painting to be! I received my endowment in the Jordan River Temple years ago. And I love Newport Beach! We use to visit there during the summers when I was a teen. Thanks for sharing, Wendy!

    • Hello,
      My name is Margaret Olsen and I’m curating a show for the Center for Latter-day Saint Art. I’d very much like to know what happened to the original of “An Eternal Mother” or to the prints. I also have some questions about it and about Ardith Oddous. If you would be willing to talk with me, please let me know. Thank you so much.

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