Z$57,718,918 2018 Map of Zimbabwean farming regions hand-woven with a progression of shredded Zimbabwean bank notes that amount to Z$57,718,918
Z$100 Trillion 2017 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints 162.7 x 81.5 cm
The Z$100 trillion note was the largest ever printed in Zimbabwe. It came at a time when hyperinflation had soared so high that it reached Z$300 trillion to the US dollar on the black market in February 2009. Shortly afterwards the Zimbabwean currency was abandoned and replaced with US dollars. The Z$100 trillion has become a collector’s item.
US$1 2017 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints 173 x 72 cm
US dollars, legal tender in Zimbabwe since 2009 are referred to as ‘magirinhi’ – ‘greens’, ‘huni nyoro’ – ‘firewood that is not dry’ and ‘mashizha’ – ‘leaves’ which are usually green.
Native Soil 2017 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints listing the farm names in Zimbabwe that were part of the fast-track land reform program 79 x 91.5 cm
In the year 2000 the Zimbabwean government began a policy of fast-track land reform. This involved seizing white-owned farms in order to compensate war veterans who had fought in the liberation war. These farm invasions were often violent and proved very detrimental to the economy which was largely based on agriculture.
Native Soil (detail)
100 RMB 2018 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints 168 x 82.5 cm
In 2015 the Zimbabwean Minister of Finance announced that they would make the Chinese yuan their main reserve currency and legal tender after China cancelled US$40 million in debts. However this has not materialised. Currently there are nine currencies that are legal tender in Zimbabwe but 90% of transactions are in US dollars.
Footprints of Illegal Border Crossings 2017 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints
88 x 64 cm
Hole in the South Africa / Zimbabwe Border Fence 2017 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints
88 x 64 cm
Rudd Concession 2015 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints 47 x 39 cm