Heidi Buscher's The Artifacts of Belonging; Myth, Memory and the Human Story
Enjoy this wonderful virtual tour and talkstory with Heidi Buscher, artist of the exhibit: The Artifacts of Belonging; Myth, Memory and the Human Story.
About the exhibit:
The exhibit features a series of new, mixed-media paintings on canvas. The Artifacts of Belonging; Myth, Memory and the Human Story conveys a sense of spirituality, humanity and our connection to the people who came before us and the places we call home. The artist 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, Buscher 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.
This installation examines the complex questions of belonging, of the connection between mythology, religion and the land, of conflict over sacred ground, and of how we lament, protect and express profound love for these places—whether we are descended from Hawaii’s ancient ancestors, or more recently arrived.