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Wearable Art Tote – Nadia Ragbar – Starlight + Moonlight

$500.00

STARLIGHT + MOONLIGHT

In Textual Studies, the term “palimpsest” describes an original text that had been effaced in order to make room for a new, overlaid text, but where traces of the original still showed through. I wanted to play with this notion of palimpsest by applying the colours in layers over the poem, which is inscribed into the surface of the bag with traces of a “draft” also visible. The first five lines of the poem are repeated with slight variations in order, as a way to mirror transformations that happen through repetitions over time.
When using the leather bag as a canvas, I saw it as a metaphor of the baggage we all carry with us; and that we can decide to rewrite new healing, creative, lovely stories of who we are, over an older, stagnant, well-worn version. This idea of palimpsest here is to signal the constant transformation, healing, and beauty that we can embody as we move through our experiences.
THROUGH STARDUST + MOONLIGHT
STEP LIGHTLY
ON THIS PATH
AND CARRY NOT WHO YOU USED TO BE
BUT WHO YOU ARE BECOMING
THROUGH STARDUST + MOONLIGHT
AND CARRY NOT WHO YOU USED
TO BE ON THIS PATH
BUT WHO YOU ARE BECOMING
STEP
STEP LIGHTLY
THROUGH MOONLIGHT
+ STARDUST
YOU ARE
BECOMING

About the Artist
Nadia is a writer, and her short fiction has appeared in The Glass Coin, Dragnet Magazine, Echolocation, Broken Pencil, and THIS Magazine. Her flash fiction has been longlisted in the Reflex Flash Fiction Contest (2017), and included in the Unpublished City Anthology, short listed for the 2018 Toronto Book Award. She is at work on her first novel.

Nadia takes an interpretive approach to her painting, working in acrylics and mixed media.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 5 cm
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