Convection [the physics of art]

Convection, conduction, radiation, what is the difference?

Tip: it is about the arts of physic ... or the physics of art, depending if you are a mechanical engineer like my partner (who asked the question when he obviously already knew the answer) or an artist like me (who had no clue).

(image from the net, no credit available)

These three words refer all to heat transfer, and in the case of the sun, they are so large and powerful that the heat literally irrupts like lava. Travelling million of miles per hour, these irruptions create mesmerizing swirls and lines.

Occult philosophers deny that the sun, like any other star in the universe, is a planet burning. Instead they prefer to define it as a world, a glowing sphere, behind which the real sun hides.

In other words, they believe in a planet hiding within a planet.

Such concept brings to mind a dimension of magic, witchcraft and other supernatural delights, that I am quite sensitive too. And as I often work by association of ideas, I visualised a dual planet, intertwined and its energy exploding from within.

I wanted to create something almost mystic that had the power to magnetize the viewer. Convection is this painting, and people from Wonthaggi will soon see it at Artspace gallery.

Other of my paintings will be hanged alongside Meg Viney's beautiful sculptures.

The opening is on the 28th of January. If you live in the area, don't miss out!

If you are interested in Convection, let me know as soon as possible and I will tag it with a red dot. If you would like to know what else is available from the show, I have uploaded details of the artworks on my store page under New Arrival.

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Born in France, Sofie Dieu’s first encounter with art was through church. With a penchant for ritual and spirituality, the artist is best known for her fragile, sombre, and sometimes violent ink paintings and textile works.


Poetic and humanist, her practice draws on her journeys to China and Australia. She explores how identity and memory fluctuate according to their immediate environment. Landscapes, people, secrecy, healing, and the dichotomy between light and darkness are some of her recurring themes.


Multi-art prizes and award finalist, her work was included in the Sydney North Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science prize and the Contemporary Art Award amongst others. In 2016, she worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for Sydney Biennale. In 2017, her work will be shown during Vivid and Mental Health Month in Sydney.