2ft x 2.5ft
Acrylic on canvas
I come from a huge family on maternal and paternal side. My paternal family house was located at Gandhinagar Adyar, 2nd Main Road, Old number 73.
In Chennai, the house numbers always have an old number and a new number. Since, the number keeps getting changed, it is always advisable to have both the numbers written on the wall to help people find the house, especially the postman.
Here I do not have a new number as the old house has since been demolished and a newer more contemporary apartment complex has been built in its place. Even if I wanted to, I couldn't possibly revisit the old house.
In this painting, I denote all the memories which I have of that house as an old worn out wall growing moss and getting cracked with time. There is an old key but no door to open it with.
That is all that is left of one half of my childhood, memories lingering and fading.