"The Scroll," detail (1991-1992)

"The Scroll," detail, 1991-1992
Vegetable color, dry pigment, watercolor, tea on hand-prepared Wasli paper, 13 1/8 x 63 7/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

"I was also looking at David Hockney’s paintings where he uses landscape and interior spaces and mapped them out in very rhythmic patterns. There was such a resonance there. I was also looking at the Sufi period of Persian painting and in that school of painting I was interested in the interior spaces versus the human body, how the animate and the inanimate exists."

- Shahzia Sikander