This playful landscape scene features the female cowherds and devotees of Krishna known as gopis (also seen in several other paintings in the exhibition). Freed from previous restrictions, they seem ready to take on the world. At left are their scooters—not that they need them, as they seem capable of flying. They only have traffic signals to stop them.

Shahzia Sikander (born 1969)
Turmoil, 2001
Watercolor and inkjet on tea-stained wasli paper
Collection of Philip H. Isles
© Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy: the artist, Sean Kelly, New York and Pilar Corrias, London.