Linda Broadfoot

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Bio:

Linda Broadfoot has always been inspired by botany and natural forms.  Combining these interests with a passion for image making, Broadfoot creates photographic prints that echo vintage natural history illustrations.  Starting with specimens loaned from the Museum of Entomology in Gainesville, FL, Broadfoot takes these precious subjects to New York where she works with one of only 5 remaining large format Polaroid cameras.  The classic apparatus, standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 200 pounds, creates 20x24 images on Polaroid film that Broadfoot transfers on to watercolor paper.  These monoprints are then carefully reworked by hand to accentuate the subtle beauty of each piece. 

In addition to her prints, Broadfoot has created two limited edition art books that have been acquired by rare book libraries and museums across the country.   

Linda says of her work, “It is my hope that, beyond its descriptive or decorative character, this work possesses the honest simplicity and clarity to reveal nature's creation of its own art. “

 

Awards:

2008 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Department of State

2007 Community Foundation Individual Artist Grant, Jacksonville, FL

2007 Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Arts Council

2005 Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Arts Council

2004 14th Annual Center Awards Juried Competition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2004 Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Arts Council

2004 Fellowship Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2003 Community Foundation Individual Artist Grant, Jacksonville, FL

2001 Community Foundation Individual Artist Grant, Jacksonville, FL

2001 Polaroid Corporation Artist Support Grant

2000 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Department of State