7×12 | 2022 | SERIES 6 | JACO ROELOFFS

/ / Meet the Artists 2022


What was the inspiration behind your piece for SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022?

Potholes created by water.

The main inspiration for the sculpture is the effect moving water has on earth. I am intrigued by the way water vortices create organic shapes from layered earth and stone.

Layers in soil and stone

The layers that form over the years has a story to tell about the climate, seasons and events of the point in time it was formed.

Water vortices

I have always had an interest and connection with water. In recent years I have been interested in water vortices and implosion theory.

What does exhibiting in the 20th year of SWELL Sculpture Festival mean to you?

Great to be a part of it. This will be my third entry at the festival.

What is the coolest art tip you’ve ever received?

Always make a quick prototype to bring to a discussion.

Is It lonely working as an artist? If so, how do you combat that?

Yes, I have my dogs and I go for walks during the day.

What does your dream collaboration look like, and which artist/s would you chose?

Anish Kapoor.

What is your favourite art supply store of all time?


If you could have lunch with any artist from any era, who would it be?

Leonardo Da Vinci.

What is your favourite thing to do after completing a major project?

Rest and Float.

What is the strangest thing or thought that has inspired a piece of your work, or practice?

Coffee Pods.

If you had to pick one artist to create the story of your life through art, who would you pick and why?

Keanu Reeves, I like his style and tact.

Do you have an artist power outfit that you wear while creating?

No, just an overall.

Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza?

No. It doesn’t belong on burgers either.

The Author

Joss Smith is an emerging graphic designer based in Tweed Heads, loving everything visual and immersive. Her passion for the creative arts has led her to study a Bachelor of Visual Communication and Graphics. She hopes to balance her love for the arts, culture and nature with her strengths in communication and management to create wicked designs with wicked people. 

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