Artist Spotlight – Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani-born artist. Her works include animation, video, mural, and paintings. She challenges Indo-Persian relationships by combining both Muslim and Hindu religions in her works. She is known to spend months on a piece trying to find the best way to convey her desired message. In her artist statement, she says that, “[Sikander] process-based […]

The Art of Minimalism

Question: Is minimalism really an art? Answer: Yes, it is. Merriam-Webster defines art as “the express or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power”. Merriam-Webster defines minimalism as “a style or technique (as in […]

Forgetting How to Read

I’m ashamed to say it took me two years to finish Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Not because I’m a slow reader, but because I completely lost interest in reading. Between having to read textbooks for history and rushing through novels and plays in literature, I wanted to spend time without a book […]