Medium: Cyanotype on Intaglio print out of Tetra pack
Size: 18 inches X 12 inches
No.of editions: 2
“Space is everything for time ceases to quicken memory ” (Yi-Fu Tuan).
What is an ideal home? We move from one place to another, always planning the next home. Everyone dreams of ahome which, in a way, is the ‘ideal’ to them. This ‘ideal home’ has details, very minute details. Each time one relocates or renovates, one tries little by little, to bring together the elements of this ideal, hoping to mould the ideal out of the current.
One is rarely content with what they have.
The desire for more triggers development.Every day the items in the to-get or to-have list grows despite older items getting crossed off.
For me, a place is something which remains and survives for a longer period and its architecture has so many significant stories that inhabit it, that create it, that help identify with it.
My work is about the creation of space.
Through my work, specific ordeals and memories associated with that place, space, and a specific time have been represented. Architectural structures and spaces have intrigued me for quite a while. The patterns of repetition and reiteration within these structures captivates me. These repetitive patterns are the tools I use to create a specific space. An imaginary space which I wish to be a part of in reality; a space that changes during its construction as I change with the passage of time.
My work is always devoid of direct human presence. Space is the permanent structure.The human presence and their events are alluded to just as different spaces trigger different memories and emotions when we pass through them.
Through my process, I attempt to add yet another layer to the textured histories of these structures.
And to archive their memory.