Roets combines elements of various South African cultures using symbolic patterns and shapes inspired by Islamic prayer mats, Ndebele aprons and neck pendants, iziqhaza (Zulu earplugs), beer pots and patterns from her grandmother’s doilies to create her artwork.
Her unique work recently won the StateoftheART Gallery Award, which includes a R10000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the gallery to be held next year.
“My Afrikaans grandmother always had crocheted doilies in her house. Their geometric patterns contained elements of sacred geometry.
“I have always been fascinated with sacred geometry as a spiritual expression, and this subject matter found a perfect fit in the air-drying clay medium that I use to create my light relief sculptures,” she said.