Photos @yalla.nawal
Sweethearts @arablovegram
Select earrings @sayran
Studio space @greenhouse.artlab

Artist Statement

Christina Hajjar and Noelle Sagher’s moodboards explore the overlaps of their interrelated cultures. Working as diasporic Arab millennial artists based in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Treaty 1 Territory and Homeland of the Métis Nation), they 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 floral interanimates one another and the hand that guided them there.

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Published in print and online at Broken Pencil, Issue 93 (2019).