Working as diasporic Arab millennial artists, Christina Hajjar and Noelle Sagher arrange adornments, cultural paraphernalia, and storied foods to create a third space of identity and belonging. This aesthetic ritual of home-making and self-portraiture pays tribute to the collaboration between cultures and artists, as their palette of golds, sweets, citrus, and florals interanimate one another and the hand that guided them there.
Christina Hajjar and Noelle Sagher, Illuminations, 2019. Photos by Noelle Sagher. Sweethearts by Muna Shami. Select earrings by Sayran. Thank you greenhouse artlab for the studio space to produce this series.
Published online and in print, Broken Pencil Magazine, Issue 93, 2019.