Linda Hoffman

I try to create art that makes people pause, that makes them see the landscape, the world, or themselves in a new way. Often I incorporate small bronze figures in my sculptural work. When I place small bronze figures in the landscape, adults as well as children, stop and pause. There is an affinity, a surprise in seeing this small figure.

My artwork includes indoor and outdoor bronze sculpture, watercolors, digital prints, and the letterpress book, Winter Air. Some of the themes I have addressed with my art are climate change, loss of habitat, human migration, immigration, human alienation, and our desire for connection.I’m represented in many permanent collections including the Boston Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Hechinger Tool Collection, Harvard University, the Acton Arboretum, the Ten Acre Country Day School in Wellesley, and in the Towns of Littleton, NH, and Groton, Stow, and Acton, Massachusetts. 

I live with my partner at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio, a place for agriculture, art, and community in Harvard, Massachusetts where I am the fruit grower and curator of our annual outdoor sculpture exhibit. A Zen Buddhist, I practice at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, NY and my dharma name Shinji, means truth in the earth.