ASYLUM is a series of mainly self-portraits that seeks to examine the contemporary African male sexuality against a backdrop of religion and tradition. The series explores the constant struggles of the African male’s position on sexuality, sandwiched between these two cultural dichotomies, and cemented down with family constructs and demands for responsibility. Each image is inspired by a subconscious collage of memories from childhood that aligns itself with the continual interaction with family, friends and strangers from the present around whom these constructs revolve. There is a sense of helplessness to the asylum character and a longing for a place in both worlds, with either oblivious to his vulnerability. This strong yearning for identity that remains unresolved gradually steers the asylum character towards rebellion.