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Elizabeth OGILVIE Born 1946 -

Biography

Elizabeth Ogilvie was born in Aberdeen and studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art from 1964 to 1969. After spending a further postgraduate year working on plaster reliefs, she turned to making pencil drawings on paper. Ogilvie has used this medium predominantly ever since. As a descendent of dwellers from the isolated island of St Kilda, Ogilvie is fascinated by the sea. Taking it as the subject of all her work, she explores its mythology, rhythms and the abstract forms and patterns it creates.

""I work with a fusion of art, architecture and science, with water as the main component in most projects. The work embraces universal and timeless concerns, offering innocent pleasures, but underlining critical ecological issues. My installations are a meditation on water, and my philosophy is simply to provide a sanctuary within the work, such as when we engage with the natural world.""

Elizabeth lectures at Edinburgh College of Art and her studio is based in Fife.