Zarina's semi-abstract minimalist art raises questions concerning distance, loss, and the ephemeral nature of the concept of home. The artist also explores the tenuous idea of geographical boundaries, playing upon their simultaneous ability to demarcate and divide.
For Zarina, process, medium and concept are as integral to the success of an artwork as the final aesthetic. Here Zarina unites elements of calligraphy and cartography in a series of prints inspired by letters she received from her sister in Pakistan. The text and diagrams recall important events that marked both sisters' lives, despite their physical separation and the distance between them.
Zarina's works are part of numerous highly esteemed collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Other editions of this portfolio are part of the permanent collections of the Tate Modern, London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.