Heidi Buscher is a fourth generation kama'aina, raised is Waimea where she resides with her husband and two children. She is the Fine Arts Department Chair at Parker School where she runs a successful visual arts program.
Heidi received her MFA in ceramics from San Francisco University and has worked many media including bronze, and painting. After a hiatus spent raising young children and teaching full-time, she returned to a vibrant art practice with a new series that evokes sense of nostalgia–a connection the people and places that came before us through mythology and storytelling. The works references our connections to the past, while threading them forward through a contemporary lens.
Each piece conveys a sense of spirituality, humanity and our connection to the people who came before us and the places we call home. Heidi sources early contact imagery and Hawaiian mythology, exploring these themes through a balance of abstract mark-making and portraiture. While Hawai’i mythology anchors the work, Heidi gathers thousands of source materials: patterns, fabrics, archival texts, handwritten letters and early Hawaiiana imagery as visual threads that inspire, layer and fold into her art-making process.