By ONOLAJA ONOSANYA
SIZE: 122CM X 66CM
This piece depicts a moment of deep contemplations in time. A state of deep thoughts and absent mindedness. It is a visual expression of a part of the things I see in my society, represented in a stylized form.
It captures an unknown moment, a time when the mind is bothered or a time when the mind starts thinking of a solution to hard life and manual labour
A moment of reflection, where the question – what next? comes up.
This piece is from my ongoing body of work titled hustle, and it sheds light on hard labour which is a means of livelihood to lots of people. In my city, young boys run after buses with their wheelbarrow just to help passengers carry loads and they survive on that everyday till they find something better. If they ever find something better. This work is meant to connect my audience to the everyday life they see but ignore. It is also meant to create an awareness that a life like this exists.