Johannesburg, In Silk
The vivid scenes of Johannesburg, South Africa, illustrated in Billie Zangewa’s textiles, depict women in conversation with their surroundings. Her tapestries are intricate quilts of silk that have a sense of color and shape similar to paintings.
Zangewa's scenes suggest larger narratives, and focus on the experience of being a woman in Africa. Zangewa began her creative career in fashion, shifting to tapestries and integrating appliqué techniques into her work.