In each issue, Broken Pencil asks an artist to curate Folio — a section highlighting creators working in unexpected media and materials. This edition is hosted by Christina Hajjar and Noelle Sagher.
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.