“Zim” USD series

An Urban narrative of  “Zim” USD notes in circulation countrywide, one would only imagine how they look until you have …

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An Urban narrative of  “Zim” USD notes in circulation countrywide, one would only imagine how they look until you have one of these dollar notes in hand, it’s one of those notes in their native country are completely decommissioned out of the public , for us they are valid currency, my general interest is the look of these one dollar notes and the relationship we have in Urban spaces. my creative process is to use the One dollar note as my basis of my narrative and present the human aspect behind the contemporary culture of survival in urban spaces.

I look at the One dollar note in its form as a reflective backdrop of a economic situation in ground, my narrative saves to explore the day to day relationship of a people and their well being in trying to make ends meet , the Dollar issue, everyone is trying to get this dirty dollar , streets are packed with vendors , everyone is trying to sell, trying to get the dollar, urban structures have been transformed , shops have shops in front of shops, not necessarily selling a different product, sometimes the same product the difference is the title or category of the seller.

some call them street vendors, some call them dealers , its a society of entrepreneurs mothers, fathers, young gifted individuals all in quest of the dirty Dollar.

The visual imagery would have the different variations  of the “Dirty Dollar” as the underlining backdrop of each and every painting representing the cause, the figures on top, in-between, amongst the ”Dirty Dollar” represent the people and their stories.

on the imagery there is a slight elevation on  perspective, creating a observant angle to the narrative which represent my personal insight to the images.