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Herb pot, recycled plastic water bottle butterfly (Photo credit Clare Bosman)

Forest walk, with mist and a touch of rain to start, before the sun turned the heat up. For a Border Collie, the puddles irresistible! As are the single tracks. Pathways, of adventure, made to tear down.

Slightly larger butterflies from various different plastic water bottles to see how the colours, or white change. For the large (170cmx170cm) Agnes Martin inspired ‘bands’, I need 28 butterflies from the same sort of water bottle for each band to keep them uniform, and for the large Lotus work (200cmx150cm) I will need 833 butterflies. I have started the mark-making for the Lotus work as there is more theater involved, for visitors coming through the studio.

Master Chef, reverse seared Rib-Eye, dry-eged, deliciousness. Kamado Jan at 100degrees for the slow grill, till then meat was 40 degrees. Then rested the meat while the fire was brought up to temperature, the pork rashers cooked and then the meat seared with a tyme-butter basting. The meat was 58 degrees when I took it off the fire.


Fabulous walk in the Forest. Silent under the pine trees with overtones of the sea.

Its a beautiful piece. My perception of it is that its high energy with all of the vibrant colors. It compliments the butterflies which are also high energy creatures. So nice metaphors at work here.
Jefferey Maresch

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.

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