Eloghosa’s art is breathtaking! I’ve been following her work for quite a while now and the writer/photographer finds a way to pull on the strings of my heart with everything she puts out. I first fell in love with her words years ago, and it’s the way she takes the simplest things and infuses such life and beauty and grace that keeps me all in my feels. The same thing happened when she took to photography as The Forgetter’s Eye.
Eloghosa is primarily a street photographer whose eye delights in the beauty of the mundane. Her interests lie in being able to draw attention to the ignorable happenings of our everyday lives.
I recently curated an art exhibition with the theme ‘Woman In Bloom’, creating a space for women to be unapologetically woman (whatever that interpretation is for the woman in particular) and fully human; the self-actualization of women in a typically patriarchal society. Eloghosa was one of the participating artists and she put together a body of work that explored the theme by considering what it’s like:
i, growing into a woman [viewing childhood and adolescence as conduits],
ii, being comfortably, beautifully and even painfully woman, and
iii, growing inside of that identity, via sisterhood, friendship, motherhood and love.
These concepts were expressed via photographs and free verse poetry in a way that beautifully represented the theme and the subject of womanhood in general, gracefully warming my heart and I’m sure the hearts of everyone who has had a chance to see it.