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 and appreciation of the Earth’s biodiversity and the wisdom locked away in moments of silence – moments during which you can hear the song of the Earth and the sea if you listen carefully enough. Intentionally created as visual prayers, these artworks speak of connection and silent growth through natural cycles.

Exhibited as part of the 2020 virtual National Arts Festival’s VFringe