Heidi Martin Kuster
Heidi Martin Kuster’s paintings are abstractions of the impressions she finds in geological surfaces. She is interested in how time notates itself in stone, and the personal and universal implications of marked memories. Her compositions become intimately translated transitory moments.

She sometimes includes bits of plastic in her collages as a contemporary metaphor for human influence on Earth's current state of evolution.  Kuster often employs the grid, bringing focus and categorization to what might otherwise seem to have been insignificant events. Her work is simultaneously playful and process oriented, always organic and intensely observant of line and form.


My work is an examination of nature’s mark making and memory. I am particularly interested in the surface of rocks and the movement of water. My paintings acknowledge the interplay between earth’s physical notations and my human recollections. In this way I consider the inevitable merge between universal and personal history.