Shahzia Sikander

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I’ve been enjoying the work of Shahzia Sikander lately. I like to take a look at reproductions her miniature paintings especially. They are an interesting blend of Hindu and Muslim iconography, with a dash of America thrown in there too.

Sikander was born in Pakistan and studied traditional Mughai miniature painting. There is such beautiful detail in her work its easy to get lost in looking. Apparently, some of these miniature paintings can take up to a year of dedicated work to complete. I’m very glad she has taken the time

www.shahziasikander.com

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