Latunji Oni – “Escaping”
I created these images as a reflection of the struggles and challenges I experienced during an 8-month period dealing with depression. Looking back it was a dark period even though I didn’t recognize it at the time. I look back at 2017 and reflect on the sense of hopelessness I felt that year. The gradual return to doing the things I enjoyed. The guilt of having to depend on the goodwill of others. The support garnered from my faith, my friends, and most importantly my family.
It’s quite uplifting to be able to express myself creatively, to explore a side of me that I have not really focused on in quite a long time. To keep escaping the clutches of that which tries to envelop me.