Neda Kerendian is an artist who hopes to capture a certain amount of magic within her work. Each piece has a pair, a partner, a companion to embark on the journey of becoming a painting together. Photos she has taken in the past are collaged onto the paper before she begins painting. Most of the photographs get covered with gestural marks and layers of color and texture, but the photographs still manage to peak through. This process represents the passing of time and the way memories fade and get overshadowed by what is more present. These paintings work to explore nostalgia and the process of trying to hold onto the past, while still making the most of the present. Furthermore, it explores the essence of a deep love that understands the scars, flaws, and memories of the past create a complex beauty in the individual's present.