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I still remember the way the cool, crisp blues cut through formations of trees in the woods. Or the way the ripples in the water looked on a cool spring day. In my series of works, both memory and process serve as key elements. I am able to thoroughly memorize these past memories in order to investigate them in my paintings, providing descriptive imagery.

My paintings are studies of memory and place. My work mainly is abstraction, because I feel that most memories are simply recordings of colors, textures, or sounds. I develop them, adding and subtracting paint, scraping, taking away, and playing with color and texture. It is through this process that the work begins to develop and feel fully realized.

I work intuitively in each work and let the act of painting guide me through each step. It

is through this process

that I am able to convey a sense of depth ni my work and truly feel that ti is resolved. My goal in each work is

for the painting to take on it's own voice and, in essence, to become another place other than the initial trace of memory.

Heather Kanazawa

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