The Secret is in our Bones

Jo’s art beautifully depicts the different stages of bone health – from the beautifully dense, normal bone to the fragility of osteoporotic bone. A reminder that bones are intrinsically connected to our general well-being and that we need to nurture them throughout life. Sometimes they even need some Kintsugi to repair the cracks!

We are excited to announce Jo Roets as our Art-ambassador and look forward to incorporating her beautiful images in future campaigns.




This collection is not concerned with scientific correctness; instead, it is a metaphorical search for the gut feeling, to which the work gives a visual form. My process raised questions like – Seeing that we have captured DNA images, what would our gut feeling look like if we could capture it visually?

And would everyone’s gut-DNA look the same, or would some be more intricate than others? Why do some of us trust our gut and why are some oblivious to this powerful tool? Is it because following one’s gut is not always a comfortable experience? How much of this power do we give over to a higher power rather than honouring our own intuition?

The work examines the parallel between gut feelings and the marrow within bones. The very process of creating the works for MURG was an exercise in trusting the process and following my own gut. I had to put the saying “I feel it in my bones” to the test and into practice.

My search led me to understand the role of bones in the body and then drawing parallels between these functions and the benefits of following one’s gut. Quite unexpectedly, I found the parallel I was searching for when I saw the outline of the gut (intestine) mimicked within a section view of a single trabecula (See The Source & Discovering The Source). Human survival depends on our ability to look for patterns and connections. I was fascinated to discover the connection between how trabeculae partitions function as a support, just in the same way as our gut feelings support our decision-making.

You will find cracks and engravings in some of the works. While these cracks add visual interest they also refer to the ancient language of Oracle bones where cracks were created by subjecting bones to intense heat to be interpreted as predictions. Likewise, the gold leaf found on particular work is not purely decorative. It relates to Kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold. Its inclusion is a subtle reminder of the purity and value of our incorruptible gut feeling associated with this precious metal.


Please visit her web-site to see her whole collection.




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