We’re in a season of change

Change is in the air, I’m sure you can feel it in your bones, in your fingertips, or a deep feeling inside your head or heart. It is a time of transformation for the world. Changes in the systems that we use to support (or control) us, in the weather, the Earth’s electromagnetic frequency, in the ways that we relate to each other and our environments, in the ways that we see ourselves. Which is one of the reasons why I’ve created a creativity programme aimed at enhancing your ability to explore, play and discover new things about yourself and the world. 

In my (currently nomadic, suitcase-bound) studio things are flowing, as always, but in different ways than I initially intended. I haven’t made much progress with my ink drawings and watercolour paintings, but I am creating new land art prints and other digital art pieces – especially also inspired by my incredible experience in the Tankwa Karoo in June. So I’m offering 15% discount on all the prints in my Hello Pretty store to sell out some editions and make space for new work. I’ve also been creating little artwork gifts from food packaging, empty toilet rolls, and other items that would’ve landed in a waste bin. I leave these as little gifts for our hosts, or in communal library spaces, and share some of the photos below.

Get 15% discount on any of the limited edition prints that I sell on my Hello Pretty store: https://hellopretty.co.za/janet-botes. Contact me directly about the print(s) you’re interested in buying (otherwise I’d have to refund you for your discount). 

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change”

One of the most beautiful and clear expression of change can be seen in the landscape – as the seasons change, the plants respond, some animals migrate or hibernate, and the water flow in the landscape adapts to the weather patterns. On larger timescales we can also see the land and landscape change as erosion, seed dispersion, floods, and geological transformations take place.

As mentioned above, I am busy with a new Nuances landscape inspired by the timeless Tankwa Karoo. In the meantime, here is two other recent landscapes I created, which are available from StateoftheArt Gallery:

Vlaktes
Digital Photomontage / archival print on Hahnemuhle paper 
120cm x 60cm (paper size unframed)
R8000
Exclusively available from StateoftheArt Gallery

Citrusdal-McGregor
Digital Photomontage / archival print on Hahnemuhle paper 
125cm x 65cm (paper size unframed)
R8000
Exclusively available from StateoftheArt Gallery