"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"The scroll took a year to make...I was looking at many ways of departing from the conventional miniature in the context of what was happening the past couple of years in the miniature painting department at school. I was looking at Chinese scrolls and I was looking at other forms of eastern art which come out of this whole aesthetic, because they still deal with landscape and they still deal with issues of space."
- Shahzia Sikander