B. Tech Graphic Design (Cum Laude) (Vaal University of Technology), 2006
"In my art I hope to symbolize, express or honour the rhythms, seasons and cycles of nature."
Themes and subjects that are often found in Janet Botes’s work are nature-inspired - trees, insects, foliage and animals. She also draws inspiration from personal experiences, daily life and spirituality. She works in a variety of mediums that include mixed media, photography, painting, drawing, land art, sculpting and digital media.
In Janet's Nuances series, she digitally composes and combines photographs, textures and other elements to create unique new landscapes. Other work that illustrates her process and philosophy best is the paintings of land art - essentially documenting patterns, shapes or images created onsite, in the landscape, by using naturally found and available materials. Sometimes some of the materials are also taken to the studio and used to create assemblage or sculptural pieces that aim to capture the essence of the transient experiences in the landscape.
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