Third Eye (Transcendence) was shot near Fainters Creek in the Victorian Alps, in December 2019, just before summer fires devastated the area. This work is a celebration of nature, womanhood and the numinous. Women, at the image of the planet, also carry water and life.


The dress worn by the artist, was embroidered by 50 first generation Australian women. During the sewing workshops that led to the making of this textile work, the Australian bush kept on coming back in the conversations. Shared stories highlighted how it provides a sense of belonging and inner peace like no other. 


Ink and photography on paper

H30 x W21cm 
Delivered unframed

All material used is acid free


Third Eye (Transcendence)

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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.