Paintings by British-Ghanaian artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye depicting subjects in a state of rest or recline.
The concept and act of lounging and leisure, repose and retirement are all very important factors for me. Having the space - both literally and figuratively speaking - to suspend and shrug off your responsibilities and guiltlessly drown oneself in a passionate state of tranquility and solitude seems to be more of a luxury than an essential part of ones well-being that one is allowed to take as a form of self-care.
Many of us who carry the burden of oppression are often systematically denied these pleasures and in addition, the taboo surrounding mental and emotional health in many African communities makes the challenges we face as a result of this denial even more difficult to address.
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