"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."
"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