From The Balcony


Salma’s work is greatly inspired by miniatures from the Rajput-Mughal schools in India, and she is drawn to these precious jewel-like paintings because of their intricate details and lyrical compositions. In this series, executed on square boards, she brings the stories out from the surfaces by giving them three-dimensional effects. The series is called “ The golden moments from the journey”. This painting is picturing a lady who is patiently waiting on the balcony for her lover. A maid brings for news of the arrival of her long awaited lover, finally arrived.

  • Size: 20” x 20”
  • Year: 2003
  • Medium: Layer of wood panel, acrylic and pen/ink