Quintuplet Effect

Shahzia Sikander, American, born Pakistan, 1969

Quintuplet Effect, 2016

Paint on glass, steel
Princeton University

Quintuplet Effect reflects the artist’s training in the traditions of Indo-Persian miniature painting at the famed National College of Arts in Lahore, and her innovative transformation of that practice into a visual language in which layered images of flight, descent, material economies, and spiritual transcendence are infused with the concerns of our contemporary world.