Roots and Wings : How Shahzia Sikander Became an Artist
How Shahzia Sikander Became an Artist
Young Shahzia lives in a multigenerational, multiculturalhome in Lahore, Pakistan. She sees bustling crowds andvibrant energy everywhere she looks. She enjoys the food,rituals, and love of her large extended family’s Muslimtraditions while soaking up the world around her throughRussian fairy tales, American Westerns, and Bollywoodfilms. She also reads poetry in Urdu, her own language,and learns the slow and detailed painting technique ofIndo-Persian miniatures. Her art takes her around theworld, and she brings her roots with her.
Roots and Wings is a deeply personal story abouthow an artist grows. It is based on the childhood ofShahzia Sikander, one of the most exciting and celebratedartists working today.