“Wildness ~ the sheer power and awe of waves crashing onto the beach, or a storm raging in the sky. Stillness ~ in the silent beauty of mist, the curve of a shell, and the fine details of an insect’s wing.”
This exhibition of artworks aims to achieve a tension between the raw power of the wilderness and tranquillity in a natural landscape. The artworks include still snapshots of wildness, in the form of paintings, drawings, mixed media work, and original limited edition prints.
“I believe that if one can really appreciate or see beauty in all aspects of nature, accept the ‘wildness’ and create ‘stillness’ within ourselves, we’d have a more compassionate interaction within our daily lives, and contribute to humanity in a collective revolution” – Janet Botes
A big thank you to Strijdom van der Merwe for the introduction on the opening night of the exhibition.