The Healer: Re-imagined

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Inspired by Taiyo Okamoto’s visionary artwork, poet Ayodeji Otuyelu messaged him on Instagram: “Use me as a mannequin.” When the two met they let creative energy flow. During the photo shoot Taiyo discovered scars on Ayo’s back: remnants of the whipping he received in his home country Nigeria because of his sexuality. This NFT collection based on their original photo project called "The Healer" (released exclusively on Instagram). "The Healer: Re-imagined" is a dance of soft and striking colors and light. Comfort and strength arise from the visions, transmuting a dichotomous energy, so that subject and viewer are both the healer and the healed. Moving beyond concept, the images reach deep within one to awaken a hibernating tenderness, lightness and playfulness. Beginning from the state where we are already healed, how do we want to live from now?