Janet Botes is a visual artist based in South Africa. Her work is inspired by the natural rhythms of the Earth and by taking into consideration how deep ecology, biology, the Gaia theory and our daily lives intertwine. Janet’s work is also informed by her own quest to learn more about herself and the world, finding new ways of being, and sharing this through her work.
In her art-making Janet uses various different creative techniques that include Land Art, drawing, painting, mixed media, assemblage, installation, and sculpture. With an intuitive, exploratory approach to art, her work ranges from detailed ink drawings to performative actions and explorations in urban-, gallery- and outdoors spaces. She is interested in the nature and spirit of place just as much as our inter-relationships with these spaces and other organisms.
Janet’s work includes the creation of artworks, installations and exhibitions, an eco arts blog & newsletter, as well as facilitating workshops & outdoor experiences. She also does selected graphic design projects.