“Growing Directions”

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“Growing Directions” Black Indian Ink on Fabriano paper60 x 60 cm2020 Created very intuitively and freely by using a wooden stick (a whittled tool I created for drawing) and ink, flowing with the creative process as it rose up within … Continued

(eco)nversations

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GREEN ART 2012 hosted by the Green Expo in assocation with National Geographic Channel 281Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)23 to 25 November 2012 During the 2012 Cape Town Green Expo in association with National Geographic Channel 281, 8 artists … Continued

VERGE

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Left: “An Ocean Wish”. Right: “Forest Floor Dream” With the valuable support of friends, family & fellow artists I curated the group exhibition “VERGE” with a series of talks, workshops and walks at the Knysna Art Gallery in November 2019. … Continued

Complete Cycle

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Inspired/based on this photograph, taken during a land art gathering on Gordon’s Bay beach by the Cape Land Art Group, during which I placed similar shaped rocks into a circle, and then drew a circle to ‘connect’ them or ‘complete … Continued

‘Language of a Tree’

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Ink, watercolour and acrylic on Bockingford paper This is an artwork that seemed to just ‘flow’ through my hands and onto the paper. Almost without thinking the shapes of the symbols around the leaves were creating themselves as I slowly … Continued

“Kom by”

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Watercolour and ink on paper I am often inspired to draw or paint insects like bees, dragonflies, butterflies and beetles. I find them beautiful, graceful little messengers to remind us to transform and view things from different perspectives. Bees are … Continued

Klipkring ii

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Mixed media on wood2012 The pebbles are arranged in a circle as prayer and symbol – a circle symbolizing infinite time, completeness and harmony.

Thinking in Line with Myself

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mixed media of oil and acrylic on hardboard37.3 cm x 63cm (unframed) Stones arranged into a row – with small white pebbles placed onto larger dark stones. The reference or inspiration for this work was a land art piece created … Continued

Balance Breathe / Breathe And Believe

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Mixed media on board34 cm x 67 cm (unframed)2012 Inspired by land art created by placing or arranging found pebbles on the beach. The text written around the rocks includes slogans or phrases of spiritual guidance, truth or insight. Here … Continued

Feel the Earth Breathing

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Feel the Earth breathing, a collection of drawings, mixed media art and photography by Janet Botes, is inspired by an emotional response to moments spent in the forest, on the beach, and travelling. They represent the artist’s deep respect for … Continued

‘After the Rain’

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‘After the Rain’Limited Edition archival print on art paperFull size (includes white border): 80 x 80 cmEditions: 5  2020 There is life where there is water. The Karoo and Kalahari don’t often get rain, but when they do it’s often a … Continued

‘Entangled With The Garden Route’

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‘Entangled With The Garden Route’  Limited Edition archival print on art paperFull size (includes white border): 100 x 55 cmEditions: 52020 The Garden Route has been my home for several years, and just like Cape Town it has wrapped its loving … Continued

Animal Spirit

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Animal SpiritPilot Iroshizuku Yama-guri Ink (Wild Chestnut) on drawing paper42 x 59.4 cm  2020 Created with ink I bought in Bali during my South Asia trip during the second half of 2019. The artwork is also inspired by the reverence and connection … Continued

Forest Floor Dream

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“Forest Floor Dream”Ink on paper, drawing with fineliner, unframed29.7 x 42 cm2018 The Knysna Leaf-folding Frog (Afrixalus knysnae) ranks amongst the highest in the need for conservation orientated research within South African threatened frogs. In the light that many of … Continued

Deer Park Tree Moment

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“Deer Park Tree Moment”pencil on art paper29.7 x 42 cm2019 A drawing inspired by land art created in Deer Park at the foot of Table Mountain – breaking and fitting twigs found on the ground into the nook of a … Continued

Contemplating A Stone

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“Contemplating A Stone”Indian ink and fineliner on watercolour paper42 x 59.4 cm2020 A drawing inspired by land art created on Granger Bay, where I used a brush to paint a strip of water onto a flat rock, and then placing … Continued

The Energy Below

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The Energy BelowAcrylic on wood26.8 x 43.3 cm2020 Created in the studio and gallery of Ingrid Nuss on the Garden Route of South Africa SOLD by Rust & Vrede Gallery during the exhibition The Grand V

Boomleertjies, Deer Park, Cape Town, 2011

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“Boomleertjies” (translates to ‘tree ladders’), Photodocumention: land art: placing twigs found on the ground into the nook of tree branches Deer Park, Cape Town, South Africa 2011 While the wind breezes softly and even subtle movements of the branch causes … Continued

The Flow Of The Land

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“Energy, nutrients, water, and wind flows through the land. It breathes, it lives, it fluctuates and moves. The currents, migrating animals and messages through the mycelial network between plants and trees are all part of this flow. We are part … Continued

Salak seed rectangle

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Seeds from Salak (snake skin fruit) Packed in sequence of amount of time exposed to the air after the fruit has been eaten Jimbaran hilltop, Bali

Taman Collaboration

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Found broken glass pieces, abandoned Taman Festival grounds, Bali. Collaboration with Pierre Bezuidenhout 2019  

Vlaktes

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Vlaktes Digital Photomontage / archival print on Hahnemuhle paper 120cm x 60cm (paper size unframed) The Karoo is seen by many people – including many of my friends – as one of the most beautiful and poetic landscapes in our … Continued

Citrusdal-McGregor

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Citrusdal-McGregor Digital Photomontage / archival print on Hahnemuhle paper 125cm x 65cm (paper size unframed) Originally with the working title ‘Road In’ this artwork was inspired by the roads we drove towards the Cederberg and Piekenierskloof, but also recently to … Continued