Janet Botes

Notice from Janet Botes: If you're in the area, come join us in Knysna between 10-30 November for VERGE - a group exhibition, walks, talks & workshops. See artforspecies.org for more info and the programme.

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul" - Alice Walker

I am a visual artist based on the lush and beautiful Garden Route. My work is often experimental, diverse, process-based and intuitive. I create - amongst other things - art, craft, totems and sculptures inspired by biodiversity, natural cycles, memories and everyday moments. My work is handmade with love and kind intent, and when possible uses natural, organic and/or recycled/reclaimed materials. 

Nature is resilient and powerful, but the balance of ecosystems can be easily disrupted when the interconnectivity of all living creatures and processes are not respected. When even one species of insect or fungus is eradicated completely, other animals, plants or natural processes of growth and decay that relied upon the species can no longer function or exist, which creates a chain reaction with devastating results. Our actions as inhabitants and custodians of the earth have an unthinkably large impact on the earth - within the palms of our hands we hold the power to change our way of living and co-existing.

Art has the ability to strengthen these energy connections, and I hope that my art and creative workshops strengthen the connection between people, nature and the creativity inherent in everyone. I strive to live with compassion and courage to help create a world filled with more happiness and love. 

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world" - John Muir

DELIVERY NOTES:

  • Please allow about 7 working days for delivery, or 12 working days if a print-on-demand item is purchased.

  • For Garden Route buyers, hand-delivery possible, depending on location and my schedule at the time.

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RETURN POLICY 

  • I take great care when making and packaging creative pieces, so hope that it would never be necessary, but should you be dissatisfied with your purchase once delivered, you are welcome to return or exchange the item(s) within 7 days of receiving it. Please ensure that the creative work is securely packaged for return, and note that I will only refund the full price of the item(s) and not the postage and packaging costs.

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PRICING


If you are curious about my pricing... When pricing my art, I not only use market-related prices and the production cost to guide me, but I also use intuitive pricing and numerology to imbue each product with more meaning. I choose numbers that strenghten the meaning, message or intention behind each artwork. E.g: 2 symbolizes Heart and Balance. The price for an artwork with a mountain will often contain 4 for its stability and solidity, while an artwork that aims to impart truth will include the number 7. 


PACKAGING

  • Please reuse, repurpose or recycle the packaging used to protect your product during postage & delivery. Feel free to contact me if you need help to find a recycling depot in your area, or if you'd like some ideas about how to reuse the packaging.