"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"The structure was built around narrative. The narrative utilized language which might resemble miniature, but when you came and looked at it closely it had nothing to do with old paintings. There is nothing being copied or borrowed. It was all coming from my own sort of diary of developing forms and giving meaning to them, and meaning actually emerges by usage...For instance, with 'Hood’s Red Rider,' I did a series with children’s tales such as 'Little Red Riding Hood'..."
- Shahzia Sikander