There are many symbols in this work related to my life. Firstly - I have a real cartoon toy rat, which my mother bought me when I was 7 years old. First time she didn't has this outfit and my grandmother and I dressed her up later - only in this year 2020, since we thought that the year of the rat begins and she should meet in her outfit =) My grandmother made the outfit.
Secondly, every year is a year of new emotions and knowledge, a school of life. Therefore, she holds an invisible backpack, as a symbol of knowledge, of school. Why exactly invisible? Because we don’t know what awaits us in each year - that is, we don’t see this baggage of knowledge that we will receive...
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