"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"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