Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector

Shahzia Sikander, American, born Pakistan, 1969

Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector, 2016

Glass, ceramic, marble
Princeton University
PP708

Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector spans the four stories of stairs in the Louis A. Simpson International Building. This shimmering, sixty-six-foot-high, glass and ceramic scroll takes visitors on a journey from the mortal bonds of humanity to the realm of abstraction, integrating elements from diverse cultures, faiths, and the artist’s personal iconography.